F. M. & E. 31. KianiKLI , , PubH.
McCOOK , : : : : NEB
Grcclcy county Is going to fund 810,000 of ita
Work Is progressing on a $12,000 school
building at Omaha.
A gigantic squash raised near Kiverton , this
Ettttc , weighs IBS pounds. *
Seventy-three immigrant wagons passed
through Oxford last week.
Printers employed on the Omaha Bee went
out on a strike last Sunday.
A colony of one hundred persons will locate
in Pierce county next spring.
Four hundred books have arrived for the
public library at Grand Island.
T. H. Head , living south of Alma , has a flno
bearing peach orchard of GOO trees.
Atlanta is the name of a now station on the
cut-off between Holdrcdgo and Oxford.
The broomcorn crop in Adams county is
said to bo immense , and all harvested.
At Valentine on the 27th a brakeman named
Bruce was run over by a car and lost a leg.
The new settlers in the upper country are
hauling their winter supplies from Valentine.
The railroad conipany is considering the
matter of building new stock yards at Wisncr.
The docket for the October term of the
Douglas county district court contains CCO
A subscription paper is being circulated at
North Loup to raise funds for building n
Mrs. Hoops , of Ncmaha county , aged 75 , died
suddenly while making preparation to attend
Grand Island has passed an ordinance pro
hibiting hitching posts In the business portion
of the city.
Omaha police made "a raid on the colored
gambling dens and lugged sixteen players to
Anti-monopolists of the UOth senatorial dis
trict have nominated D. S. Parkhurstfor the
Harry Ingalls , formerly of Beatrice , was ar
rested and brought back to Nebraska on the
charge of bigamy.
Loup City is looking for a boom. Town lots
to the number of 150 are to bo sold at auction
on November 15th.
A foreigner cannot vote in Nebraska unless
he takes out his declaration papers thirty days
before the election.
A large prairie fire swept over the table
lands north of Valentine last week. No clam-
age reported thus far.
Wm. Rhlnegans , a former resident of Adams
county , was drowned in Grand river , Colorado
rado , week before last.
The remains of a boy baby , supposed to
have been stlllrborn , wore taken from the
river at Omaha a few' days ago.
Rain somewhat interfered with the attendance -
dance nt the Gage county fair , but In the mat
ter of exhibits it was a great success.
John G. Gray , the Genoa editor , has recov
ered from his eelf-inflictcd wound , nnd has de
parted for his father's homo in Iowa.
NearLaPorte , a few days since , Miss Julia
Thompson had a leg broken by the overturn
ing of a buggy in which she was riding.
Benjamin F. Cobb , ex-police judge of Lin
coln , Is in straitened financial circumstances
and creditors are jumping on him from all
Nebraska has no soft corn this year , and if
the cereal is gathered in season and properly
housed it will command the highest ruling
The young girl who was some time ago as
saulted by the Mexican fiend is still very low ,
with-chances rather against her final re
The Presbyterian society at Hubbell re
cently dedicated their new church building.
It is a sightly edifice and was erected at a cost
of § 2,300.
At Hampton a little boy named Boyce , with
out authority , was engaged in chopping
pumpkins , when he cut off the ends of two of
Scarlet fever is attacking so many children *
in the neighborhoods east of Doniphan that
some of the schools have been temporarily
Omaha is clamoring for more girls to do
housework. Good housekeepers marry so
fast that it is difficult to keep the market for
hired girls supplied.
Alvin McGuir , who broke jail in Lancaster
county last December , has been captured and
will be compelled to serve out an uncomplet
ed term of sixty days.
The Woman's Christian Temperance unions
of the state are going to secure a mammoth
petition to present to the next legislature ,
asking for prohibition.
Capt. Foster , an Omaha sporting man , won
54,000 in a gambling house in that city last
week , breaking the institution and compelling
the manager to close up.
J. M. Stout and James McNcal , of Doniphan ,
got into a difficulty which terminated in the
former getting a jaw broken in two places
and the latter a closed optic.
A German at Lincoln named Vogt.took a
dose of strychnine and passed on to the other
world , where wine and women will not again
upset his mental equilibrium.
Perry Dutton , a youth In jail at Valentine
for horse stealing , cut his way out with a
pocket knife. He was recaptured and isnow
confined in the jail at West Point.
Charles Nelson , a young Dane working for
a gardener near Omaha , was found dead in
bed one morning last week. Physicians pro
nounced it congestion of the heart.
The Falls City News thinks twelve hundred
and fifty dollars is a rather expensive lesson
for the two citizens of that place who tackled
a confidence game on the circus grounds.
Attendants at the state fair from Grand
Island and vicinity presented Union Pacific
Conductor Wlnkleman with a lantern for
being the most popular ticket-puncher on the
Lamberton Leaton publicly announces to
the people of Kearney county that his wife
has deserted him after only two months of :
wedded bliss. She ran away with an ex-law
yer of Minden.
Herbert Fester , of Buffalo county , a son of [
George Fester , was killed a few days ago.
The boy was herding cattle on a pony and the
pony ran over a calf , throwing the boy off and
killing him Instantly. :
A Swede named Zoegen , who arrived at
Grand Island recently with his family from
the cast , suffered the loss of about S30 on the :
to the machinations
train. He fell a victim
monte man. :
of the festive
The Gazette-Journal advocates the construc
tion of water-works at Hastings. It suggests
that by damning the PIntte river at Kearney
a thirteen foot head could be obtained which
would furnish water for all practical pur
Some time ago Andrew Richmond , of Alma *
offered a premium of $5 for tbo tallest etaUf
of corn raised in Harlkn county. J. D. Steven
son , living south of Alma , took the premium
with a stalk that measured 10 feet 2 inches in
Series A of the Grand Island building and
loan association has been running about two
years and eight months three hundred and
thirteen shares have been sold on loans made
of $200 each , amountlngto $60,400 , mostly used
in putting up buildings.
At Kcncsaw a boy aged thirteen and n girl
nine stole a buggy from one man and a horse
from another and started on a westward tour.
They were traced to Axtcll , where the prop
erty had been abandoned , but the young mis
creants were not overhauled.
Thomas Molacck , of Colfax county , accom
panied by his wife , started for Schuylcr with
a load of hogs. One of the hogs jumped from
the wagon and frightened the team into run
ning away. Mr. M. had nn arm broken and
his wife was so badly injured that her life is
Perry Dutton , the juvenile horse thief , says
the Valentine Reporter , waived examination
before Judge Warren's court last Thursday ,
and was held In the sum of ? 300 to appear at
the next term of the district court. Failing
to give the required bonds ho was remanded
to the county jail for sale keeping.
The Presbytery of Hastings which recently
met in Edgar heard reports showinggreatma-
tcrlal prosperity. Churches are building in
many fields. A longing and expectant desire
for u great revival during the coming wintea
was universal. The next stated meeting will
bo held at Minden on the fourth Tuesday of
Herman Manzcr , a resident of Adams
county , went to Hastings , and from the street
corners proclaimed that some months ago he
had seen Jesus Christ , and that ho had told
him that no rain should fall until the people
believed as he taught. He was taken in
charge , adjudged insane and sent to the
asylum at Lincoln.
ThoIInadilla Optic says that Dr. Swisher
and Rev. J. H. Embree have had excellent
success with their bees this season. The col
onial increase has been satisfactory and they
have been taking a fine quality of honey
from their hives. The doctor says he put a
new swarm in a hive and in ten days they had
it filled with honey. This was during the last
Mrs. Briggs , the wife of a hard-working
brick mason of Lincoln , got mashed on an
other fellow , nud the other day "lit out , " tak
ing their baby , the only child , and stripping
the house of furniture. Briggs don't care
about the woman's return , but he wants it
understood that he is going to get the child
and don't you forget it ? "
The editor of the Woman's Tribune , Mrs.
Colby , wishes to collect statistics concerning
the journalistic work of women west of the
Mississippi river , for the use of the committee
on ' journalism of A. A. W. The statistics of
Nebraska will also be used for another pur
pose , viz : as furnishing part of the exhibit of
Nebraska Woman's Work at the New Orleans
Laird , who has been running a saloon at
Duubar , and another fellow named Osborne ,
the other night woke up Dunbar thoroughly.
They flourished their pistols , broke into the
saloon owned by Thomas Wymond and helped -
ed themselves to drinks , attempted with the
persuasive power of a pistol to make Neihaus 1
open his saloon , and if reports are true com
mittcd a number of other deeds.
A man by the name of Peter Johnson , a
Swede , was instantly killed between Cedar
Rapids and Dublin , in Boone county. He was
on his way to town with a load of hay , when
his tepm became frightened at some passing
Indians and ran away , throwing him to the
ground. The heavily-loaded wagon passed
Dver him , killing him instantly. He leaves a
wife and a large family of children in indi-
An Appeal to the friends of Education in.
Ex-Governor Furnas , commissioner for this
state at the New Orleans exposition , has kind
ly invited the ladies to occupy a portion of
the space devoted to the interests of Nebras
ka , and the state organization through me ap
peals to you to meet most heartily that invi
Ladies , I need not tell you that the educa
tional dcpartmenc is ore of the greatest im
portance. The most intelligent visitors who
are seeking homes will make choice according
to the merit in this display. Will you let our
beloved young stite come up in the rear , or
will you assist in placing her where she
belongs in the front rank ? Arc you aware
that we have the smallest per cent of illiterate
population ? This fact alone , it occurs to me ,
is enough to inspire us to redouble our efforts
to convince the world that this is the state in
which to locate.
Let us give evidence at New Orleans of our
devo'ion to learning.
Have you photographs of the school build
ings of your city or district ? Have you plans
and specifications of heating and ventilating
that are superior ? Have you well written re
ports of any kind that are' the work of your
pupils ? Have you map drawings or free hu d
drawings ? Have you any kindergarten work
in yonr school ?
Will any mother or teacher write us an
article that will interest , or have you a paper
already written that you can send , or if you
think of anything will you address Superin
tendent W.V. . W. Jones at Lincoln or myself .
ntTecumseh ? "
The time for reception of articles will close 1 :
November 15. Specimens of work to bo
packed can be sent to Omaha or Lincoln.
FASNIE J. EBUIGHT ,
Superintendent of Educational Department
of Woman's Work for Exposition nt New
Io ica Proh ib itlon ists.
The state prohibition convention pursuant
to a call signed by sixty citizens of Iowa was
held in Marshalltown on the 2d. Charles
Hutchinson , of Mahaska county , was perman
ent chairman ; E. B. Howard , of Marshall
county , secretary. A. W. Hall , of Page coun
ty , and D. Blanchard , of Chicago , addressed
the convention , urging it to put a ticket in the
Bold headed by St. John and Daniels. The fol
lowing electors at large were nominated :
Tames Boone. of Van Buren county ; Joseph
Steere , of Cedar ; GeorgeHeaton , of Jefferson ;
James Townsend , of Cedar ; H. M. Woodford ,
of Bremen W. K. Monley. of Fayette ; Nathan
Brown , of Linn ; Charles Hutchison , of Mahas
ka ; E. J. Grinnell , of Guthrie ; Joseph Reed ,
Pager James Syth , of Fremont ; Wm. Lewis ,
3f Story and M. M. Gilchrise , of Cla3' . An ex-
scutive committee of three were instructed to
sonfer with the American executive commit
tee and make a state and congressional nom
ination. They are to report in about ten days ,
rhe work of the convention was harmonious
throughout. The electoral ticket as complete s
ontains the names of seven prohibitionists ,
ind six of the thirteen electors were nominat
ed at Washington , la. , five weeks ago by the
American ultra prohibition and anti-secret
The Revolution Dying Out. ?
Advices from Lima state the revolution is ;
ipparently drawing to a close. The ill suc-
ess which attended General Carcere's attack
m Lima served to dampen the ardor of the
evolutionists and strengthen the Iglesias
government. The number killed on that oc-
oslon was about 150 on both sides. A great
noral effect was caused throughout the coun-
ry by the government's success.
McCullough , the actor , is Bald to have be
The world is ten million years old , according
to the Duke of Argyle.
Tennyson's now work consists of one long
dramatic poem , subject , "Bucket. "
West Virginia is having very hot weather ,
and is suffering greatly from drought.
The strike among the miners along the
Monongahola river , is practically at an end.
The loss bv the Cleveland lumber flro is
estimated at $125,000 , the insurance being
Dalr , the murderer of Alderman Gnynor , of
Chicago , was found guilty and sentenced to
The Buffalo glucose company shipped two
train loads of corn to Chicago and realized a
profit of 10 cents a bushel.
John Baker , of Augusta , Me. , was arrested
for the murder of Mrs. Tuck. Ho confessed
to having committed the crime.
Edward Morgan , whose father is a well
known resident of DCS Moincs , Iowa , fell from
a window at Lafayette , Ind. , and was killed.
General William A. Throop , of the firm of
Lapham & Throop , Detroit , a well known citi
zen and politician , shot himself and will die.
Daniel W. Fuller , an Advcntlst cxhortor of
Chestcrlleld , Michigan , grew weary of waiting
for golden slippers , and hanged himself in his
Mrs. Barbara Becht , of Louisville , arose
from her bed to hunt for a cat. Her clothes
took fire from a candle , and she was burnet
The Exchange National bank of Cincinnat
has gone into voluntary liquidation , and its
interests will unite with the Cincinnati Na
Andrew J. Cooper and other Chicagoans
have incorporated at Springfield a companj
with a capital of § 1,000,000 to operate a gold
mine in Michigan.
Chicago capitalists are said to be arranging
to build n railroad from Monroe , Louisiana , t <
Pine Bluff , Arkansas , a distance of 150 miles
through the cotton belt.
Walter Wesfier , twelve years of age , was in
stantly killed on the Rock Island road west of
DCS Moinea. In getting out of the way of the
Fort Dodge train ho stepped in front of a
moving train on another road.
The sentence of Clifford W. Richardson , of
Ohio , convicted of murder and sentenced to
hang Sept. 26th , and reprieved to Oct. 28th
has been committed to imprisonment for life
by Gov. Hoadley , of that stale.
The Merritt wrecking company has succeed
ed in raising the Tailapoosa sufficiently to re
move her two miles toward Edgartown har
bor. She will be taken in a few days to where
she can be temporarily repaired.
' The local freight agents of the eastbound
trunk lines , at a meeting at Chicago , decided
to restore full tariff rates to seaboard points ,
which are on the basis of 25 cents on rain
and 30 cents on provisions from Chicago to
An inspection of the Canadian Pacific road
has recently been made by the chief engineer
of government lines. He reports that a force
of 5,000 men are at work on each side of the
Selkirk mountains , and that track will be laid
to the Pacific ocean by next spring at the
Sixty-three barrels of beer , the entire stock
of Schneider Bros. ' brewery at Cedar Rapids ,
Iowa , was turned out upon the ground , they
preferring to have that done than to have the
suit against them for selling beer continued.
Their kegs were returned and they will take
them to their Ohio brewery.
The largest cattle sale even made in Lafay
ette , Ind. , has just been consummated. Messrs.
srs. Fowler and Vannatta sold to W. H. Mon
roe , of Boston , through his agent John Enoch ,
of West Liberty , O. , 1,000 head of fat cattle for
§ 70,000 cash , an average of § 70 a head. Thcy
wcre shipped east over the Lake Erie and
At Charleston , West Vu. , during the demo
cratic demonstration , John Minley , in a
drunken fit , began shooting in the crowd.
Charles Slaughter , colored , was shot just
above the heart , and Albert McCormick ,
white , was shot in the neck. Both victims
were taken into a drug store , where Slaughter
died in five minutes.
A call signed by J. T. Dorigine , vice presi
dent of the National Association of American
Inventors , has been issued to inventors of
Illinois , urgently requesting them to assemble
in state convention at Chicago , October 23 , 24
and 25 , for the purpose of forming a thorough
Drganization and electing delegates to the
convention of the national association , to be
held at Buffalo , > n January.
The outlook is reported to be very favorable
Cor fall and winter business at the south.
Although the cotton crop will be less than
was expected a month ago , owing to the
ilrouth , there will be larger crops of corn ,
ivhcat and fruits than for some years. The
south nil ! not be obliged to purchase so much
breadstuffs from the west as heretofore , the
lifferencc as compared with last year being
estimated at fifty million dollars.
The reduction of the public debt during-Sep
tember is § 1,300,000.
Commodore Thomas Tillibrown , comman
der of the New York navy yard , died sudden
ly of heart disease on the 27th.
The president has appointed J. W. Patrick ,
3f Oswego , Kansas , Indian agent of the Pot-
tawattamie and Great Nemaha agency in
Acting Postmaster General Hatton has is
sued an order that on and after October 1 all
postoffices of the first class and their stations
or branch offices shall be kept open to the
public for the issue and payment of moncy-
arders and for the receipt of matter intended
Cor registration and the delivery of registered
matter until G o'clock every day , except Sun-
Jays and legal holidays.
At the session of the South American com
mission there were present the United States
minister to Mexico , Phillip H. Morgan and
John Roache. Roach said theorizing was well
enough but facts were needed. Railroads , he
thought , made this country what it is , and if
ive carry on trade with Brazil we must have
jrcat facilities. Sailing vessels were nothing.
IVe must have vast steamers to carry freight
The majority report of the Springer com
mittee on United States marshals' accounts
made public. It is signed by the democrat-
c members of the committee , and says : "As
eng as those who poses the powers to ap
point these officers have no appreciation of
hc true dignity of the public service , and re
gard the offices only as rewards to be bestow-
d on their most unscrupulous political allies ,
here is not much reason to hope for any a
jrcat improvement in the character of our
ippointed officials. "
Darn-in X. Gardner , for nine years police
clerk of Cleveland , Ohio , phot his wife and
then shot himself.
A blacksmith , who leaves a wife and six
children , hanged himself In a democratic wig
warn at Fort Wayne , Ind.
James and Frank Homer and James Murray
have been arrested in St. Louis on the charge
of burglarizing several Wabash depots in
Burglars entered the store of Michae' Bros. ,
ewlers , Grcenpolnt , L. I. , broke open a safe
and took $10,000 in jewelry , watches and etc.
The police have no clue to the robbers.
The officers Investigating the recent theft
of $20COO in bonds from the Equitable safety-
deposit vaults , Boston , have recovered $0,000
secreted by Stevens before his flight.
Detective McLochlln , of Boston , arrived at
St. Louis in search of Miss Clara L. Hutchin
son , who eloped with a married man named
Wilbur McEntire , of that city. He found them
registered at the Southern hotel as Murdock
and wife. They agreed to return to Boston
Rev. Frank B. Sleeper , pastor of the Baptist
church of Guardian , Mass. , was arraigned
before Judge Field , of that town , on the
charge of assault , preferred by Mrs. Ellen
Holt. The offense is alleged to have been
committed in June , 1882. Intense excitement
exists in the town on account of the social
standing of the parties.
In the woods , just be3'ond the corparation
limits of Dallas , Texas , the dead bodies of n
man and woman were discovered side by side
and still warm. She was about 18 and wore a
diamond broach and dressed with exquisite
taste. He was a few years her senior. Be
tween them lay a revolver with two chambers
empty. Near by was a note in a clear , bold
hand : "As wo cannot be united in life we
will bo in death. George Faustrlckand Annie
Maulor. " There is no further clue to their
Gov. Hcndricks has gone on a visit to the
Colorado democrats nominated Alva Adams ,
of Pueblo , for governor.
Information has reached DCS Moines that a
St. John electoral ticket will be placed In the
Jaincs A. Fox , mayor of Cambridge , has
been renominated for congress by the repub
licans of the Fifth Massachusetts district.
The greenbackcrs who refused to fuse met
at Lansing , Michigan , and indorsed the seven
greenback electors already chosen and added
Governor Cleveland visited Buffalo , his old
home , on the 2d , where he met with a formid
able demonstration in his honor. He made a
brief speech with much reference to politics.
Pennsylvania greenbackers nominated for
congressman-at-large N. L. Atwood , of Vcnan-
go county. Elcctors-at-large , Thomas Arm
strong , of Pittsburg ; Samuel Calvin , of Blair ,
and Wm. Wilhelm , of Schuylkill.
Ex-Governor Hendricks arrived at Louis
ville as a guest of the southern exposition.
Twenty thousand people welcomed him on the
grounds in the evening , when he made a short
and appropriate speech without touching
General Butler , Thomas F. Gradyand Col.
Blanton Duncan , of Kentucky , addressed a
labor meeting at Albany , N. Y. An organized
mob of employes od the new capitol took pos
session and endeavored to break up the meet
ing. They procured eggs and hurled them at
Grady during his address. Eggs not forcing
Grady to retire he was then allowed to con
tinue his address.
The Delaware republican state convention
was held on the 30th. Tlfe platform accepts
the national platform ; commends Elaine's
letter of acceptance ; declares the nomination
of Elaine the result of a spontaneous demand
of the party ; upholds the temperance alii-
nnco committee for the introduction of the
local option plank rejected by the committee
on resolutions. Anthony Higgins was nomi
nated for corgress.
Sir Eveloy Baring has sent a dispatch to the
government that Gordon , after bombarding
Berber , effected nn entry and recaptured the
place. The rebels and hostile inhabitants fled
when the bombardment ceased.
The Pall Mall Gazette says it is believed in
official circles in London that the attitude of
Germany toward France in the Chinese diffi
culty is exercising a disquieting influence
upon the French cabinet.
The council of the Roman Catholic arch
bishops and bishops at Dublin decided to con
fide to Irish mempers.of parliament the ques
tions to be submitted to the government upon
university education , and the grievances of
nuns employed as school teachers.
At a meeting of the French cabinet council ,
Prime Minister Ferry assured his colleagues
that the occupation of Kelung by Admiral C
Courbet would finish French operations in
China. He stated that he had reason to be
lieve that peace would soon follow the event.
Intelligence is received of a terrible burn [
cane in Ireland , on the" llth of September. s'
Accounts thus far received show nineteen
trading vessels and sixty fishing boats were vn
est and vessels . n
thirty-two destroyed. The
most appalling feature of the storm was the tif
terrible loss of life.
Advices from Durban state that Transvaal ti :
government has assumed a more conciliatory jj
attitude toward England. President Kruger jjh
explained to Valkrpdt that he had not asked n
Germany for protection , but only for .sup
port. Protection would only be necessary in
case Transvaal became involved in war.
A dispatch to Router's Telegram company , :
from Cairo , says the recall of General Wolse- , -
ley is denied on official authority. The dis
patch also states the khedive received a tele !
gram informing him that Berber had been
recaptured from the rebels , who , upon evacua :
tion , succeeded in removing their resources. )
Advices from Adelliade , South Australia ,
state that the Duke of Manchester has started
on his return to England. He received a re- a
markable farewell ovation during his travels , c
fhe party in the northern territory was at- n
ackcd by blacks and some of the party kill ii
ed. The duke himself narrowly escaped. Par iitl tla
ies started in pursuit of the blacks to avenge tln
he deaths of those killed. h
Cutting Rates to Omaha. e
Chicago dispatch : Representatives of the
roads interested In the passenger business to ;
iissouri river points met on the 30th to con
sider the matter of 1,000-mile tickets , which , it :
s claimed , have been issued by the Rock
sland road in considerable numbers in pay
ment for advertising and printing at rates
which have enabled the recipient' ! to dispose
of them to scalpers , thus in effect cutting
rates. As the Rock Island refused to call in
hese tickets , lines interested agreed to make
cut in the rates to Omaha and Kansas City ol
o-morrow. The amount of the cut will be ft
governed by circumstances. The regular rate fte ; <
s § 14.50. It is anticipated § 9.75 will be the
ate for to-morrow night.
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The tree of knowledge is not the re
ree of life. [ Byron. reai
GOV. ST. JOHN.
Hit Letter Accepting lite Prohibition Aomf-
tlon for President ,
The following is St. John's letter of accept
OLATIIB , Ks. , September 20. Hon. Samuel
Dickie. Chairman of Committee , Etc. My
Dear Sir : In form.-illy accepting the nomina
tion for president , tendered to mo by the na
tional prohibition convention at Pittsburg ,
Pa. , July 23 , 1684 , I take the opportunity testate
state that while the honor was neither sought
nor desired by me , yet It Is greatly appre
ciated , bestowed as it was by a convention
composed of delegates who In point of moral
worth and mental ability were fully equal , if
not superior , to any political convention that
ever assembled In this country. The war for
the union is over ; the rebellion has been
crushed ; African slavery abolished ; the old
issues have passed away , and with them
should go old prejudices and sectional Ft rife.
To-day the products of the north and south
float In friendly relations in the same channels
and under the same ting , and every toction of
our country acknowledging allegiance to the
same government. There never was a tlmo
when our people could better afford to , and
when It was more Important that they should ,
stop and think than now. With manufac
tories shutting down , banks breaking , mer
chants failing In business , securities unset
tled , western wheat selling tit the home mar
ket for forty-seven cents per bushel , ami lui n-
drcds of thousands of industrious mechanics
and laboring- men who are willing to work but
can get nothing to do , it seems to me that the
time has ccmie , for the people arc the source
of all political power , to call u halt and stop
and think , for there must bo a reason for this
condition of tilings. The little time and space
the old parties can spare , after dealing out tlio
full measure of personal abuse and vllliflca-
tlon that each seem to think the other merits.
Is mainly devoted to a discussion of the tariff
question , ignoring all matters that relate to
the moral elevation of the people. I am of the
opinion that the manufacturer who , by reason
of a depressed condition ol business , has been
compelled to make nn assignment for the
benefit of his creditors will not find relief in
the agitation of that question now ; nor will
the average farmer bccoino very enthusiastic
over the discussion , with his wheat not worth
as much in the bin as it cost him to produce
it. The amount received by the government
for duties on imports is less than § 200,001 ) ,00i )
annually. There ate about 175,000 retail
dealers in intoxicating liquors in the United
States , each of whom pays to our govern
ment $25 , In consideration of which sum
they are permitted to carry on their business
for a term of twelve months' . When weadd to
this the amount paid by the distillers , brew
ers and wholesale dealers , wo find that the In
terest of the government in the manufacture
and sale of intoxicating liquors Is about ? 80.-
000,000 annually. This traffic , sanctioned as it
is by the laws of the country , costs the people ,
at a low estimate , one thousand million dollars
lars per year , not to speak of the destroyed
homes , debauched manhood , poveity , heart
aches , crime and corrtiptlon it produces. This
disgraceful business should be surprefseil a d
the enormous sum of money that under the
present system is worse than thrown nwny ,
saved to the people , and thus a protection
would be given to the industries oC this coun
try that would cnablcu- successfully to throw
our doors open wide to the competition of the
world. The republican and democratic par
ties favor n continuance of the manufacture
and sale of intoxicating liquors as ubcvcitigo.
while the prohibition party demands that it
shall be forever surpresscd. Thus an Issue is
presented to the people in which is involved
the protection of every home in the land. It
Is not a mere local issue , citiicr , but it Is a na
tional as well as a practical question , upon
which a larce and respectable body of the cit
izens against whose convictions party dis
cipline is powerless have decided to vote ,
and they will not be found halting between
two opinions touching this matter , but will
work and pray and vote against this great
evil until it is driven from our hind , nev r to
return. The jrovernment Is simply a reflex of
the individuals composing it. If we want an
honest , sober government we must have an
honest , sober people ; but we can never have
nn honest , sober people so long as the govern
ment sanctions that which makes its citi/.ctis
dishonest , drunken and corrupt. The decla
ration of principles , which I heartily endorse ,
as set forth in the platform of the prohibition
party is entitled to the thoughtful considera
tion and earnest support of all good citizens ,
without regard to locality or former political
affiliation. Our country needs an administrn-
that will rise above mere partisan considera
tions and in the selection of public official1 ?
make honesty , sobriety and efficiency , and
not service to party , the test. It should be
conducted , not in the interest of any particu
lar section , party , race or color , but in the in
terest of the whole people. To accomplish
this , all good citizens should promptly step to
the front and bo counted for the right. This
is no time for dodging. Moral cowardice will
never win and surely never deserves a victo
ry. Then , let us look to G-d for His guidance
and fearlessly and faithfully do our whole du
ty , never doubting that he will take care ol
the result. Very truly , your friend.
JOHN P. ST. JOHN.
A CORDIAL RECEPTION.
Tendered by the Citizens of Buffalo to the
Democratic Presidential Ifotninee.
Governor Cleveland , the democratic nom
inee for president , made a visit to Buffalo on r
the 2d , and was cordially received by people iE ii
af all political opinions. He was welcomed to E
the city by Hon. Henry Martin , president of B
the Merchants' and Traveler's bank , in a d
speech occupying about fifteen minutes in J
lelivery , to which Gov. Cleveland replied as
FKLT..OW CITIZENS T can hardly tell the people n
ple of Buffalo how I rejoice to-night , and how r
zrateful I am for this demonstration of the r
Confidence and esteem of my friends and fel
low citizens. I have resided among you and v
in this city , where all my success in private J
iife has been achieved , lor nearly thirty years. f
Fo-night I come to you after the longest ab E
sence that has occurred in that time , and yet t
ivithiii the few weeks that have passed since E
saw you last , an event has happened of su O
preme importance to me , and that places me e
ivithiii the nation's gaze. The honor it has S
Lirouglit to me 1 ask my fellow-townsmen to
share , while I acknowledge with n grateful n
ieart all that they in past have done for me. b
Applause. ] But two short years tro you n
stood steadily by my side in every ellort of fic
nine as chief executive of our city , to ad- fitl
rance its interest and welfare. Whatever I tlV
ivas able to accomplish of value to this com tlb
munity was largely due to your stronjr ami in b
tatc. and I assure you that in its administra- ,
ion I have received no greater encourage Vn
ment than the approval of my friend1) at Va
lome. What I have seen and heard to-nicrht a
jas touched me deeply. It tells me that EItl
ny neighbors are still my friends , and tlu
issures me that I have not been altogether un u
successful in my efforts to deserve their con-
Idenee and attachment. In years to como I c
hall deem ms'sclf not far wrong if I still re- Cl
ain their good opinion , and if surrounding tl
arcs and perplexities bring but anxiety and vexation
-exation , I shall find solace and comfort in P
hc memory of the days spent here , and in d
ecalling the kindness of my Buffalo friends , rt
lut other friends are here to-night , and to all tl
ivho tender me their kindly welcome I extend
heartfelt prceting , as citizens with me of
he greatest commonwealth in the sisterhood
f states , and one immensely Interested in the
general weal. Because I love my state and '
icr people I cannot refrain from reminding
rou that she should be in the van of every
novement which promises safer and better :
idministration of the general government , so
jloseiy related to her prosperity and great-
icss [ applauscr , and let me leave you with
he thought that your safety lies in impress-
ng upon the endeavor of those entrusted with
he guardianship of your rights and interests
pure , patriotic and exacting popular senti-
nent. The character of a government can
lardly rise higher than the source from which
springs. And the integrity and faithful-
less of public servants are not apt to be
rreater than the people demand. [ Great
Governor Cleveland having finished , the
rand procession passed in review before him :
ind his guests to Niagara Square , where they
lispersed. As column after column passed
heers loud and long were given. After the
jrocesslon had passed an informal reception
vas tendered the governor , many ladies and :
epresentative men of the city tendering him
More than a thousand different kinds
apples are growing on the university
arm at Champaign , 111. Who sunpos-
d there were so many ?
Love thy wife and cherish her as long IE
thou livesl. Flattery is better than
oughness and will make her contented
nd diligent P. Hotep. -
THE SCHOOL FUNDS.
An Able and Important Opinion by
Judtica of the Hfebraaita S i > reme Court.
In the matter of Investment of the permanent
school funds of this state.
After consideration and consultation concerning -
corning the questions Involved , the following1
communication was addressed :
To the Honorable , the Supreme Court of
Ncbranka : " We , the undersigned members of
the board of educational lands and funds ,
would respectfully represent that a doubt
exists In regard to the construction of section
0 , article 8 , of the constitution , and section
21) of an act entitled "An act to amend nn act
entitled nn act to provide for the registry. .
sale , leasing and general management or nil
lands and funds set apart for educational pur-
noses , and for the investment of funds nrls-
fnp from the sale of such lands. " be njr arti
cle 1 , chapter 80. compiled statues. "Also to-
repcnl article 3 of said chapter 80. Approved
February 24 , IfcSJ. " And If not Inconsistent
with the duties of your honorable court. In
order to further the proper execution of the
law , wo would respectfully solicit an opinion
upon the following questions :
First Can the board of educational lands
and funds , under the said section of the i con
stitution and law. Invest the principal of tlio
permanent school fund in the United States
throe < : per cent bonds ? If so. can they pay
a premium therefor from the temporary
school fund ? Or will the board in paying-
Bitch premium bo compelled to draw from the
pcrimmcnt school fund thon-for ?
Second-Can the board In purchasing a. high
rate of Interest registered county bonds detach -
tach coupons therefrom so that thf remaining-
coupons will net the state slxfi ( ) per cent from
the date of purchase to maturity ?
Thiid Have the bouiil after purchasing-
United States three (3) ( ) per cent bonds for the
permanent school fund , the power under the
law , to soil or convert such bonds into 11 high ,
rate of Interest registered county bonds ?
Respectfully .submitted ,
A. G. KUNDAM , . Com. P. L. nud B.
E. P. HOOOE.V. Secy , of State.
ISAAC I'OWEHS. Atty. GcnI.
JAMIS : W. DAWKS. Governor.
Members of the board of educational lands
and funds. Treasurer P. D. Sturdcvant , .
Upon presentation to the honorable suprema
court of the questions above written , it was-
Einrgestcd by the judges thereof , that the at
torney general appear with snch legal propo
sitions. as ho might deem fit , and that the
board of educational hinds and funds , might
file with said court the facts concerning , and
reasons which called for action of the court , .
whereupon the following communication was
prepared and presented , to-wlt :
To the Honorable the Supreme Court of Ne
braska : We , the undersigned members of
the board of educational lands and funds of
Nebraska , having Joined in n request to your
honorable court to answer certain questions
heretofore submitted , with reference to the
Investment of the permanent school funds of
this state , bog leave to subm't ' for vour Information
mation the following state of facts , and con
clusions leading to the submission of the
aforementioned questions to your honorable
court : .
It appears from Information filed with said
board , by the Etatc treasurer , whose duty It is-
to apprise the Eald board of theamount of the
permanent school fund on hand , and unin
vested , at its monthly meeting on the second
Tuesday of each month ; that since about
March , 1882 , there has been accumulating in
the treasury money belonging to said perma
nent school fund in excess of the amount the
board of educational lands nnd funds have
been able to Invest in securities offered It.
That n November 30 , ISS- , there was a sur
plus of permanent pchool funds amounting to-
$13f > ,87.'i.51. It further appears that , though
the said board have endeavored to invest said
permanent funds in such securities as they
could approve , there is now on hand , nnd un
invested , the sum of about $188,000 ; being
n gain over Investment of ? . " > 0,0r,0 In one year. .
From the business of the lain ! department In ,
the past , we are able to judjrc thatdurlnp tho-
next three months there will be received by
the state treasurer a large sum belonging to-
said permanent school fund , estimated by
those competent to know at from 873,000 to-
And we further represent , that. In our opin
ion , wo shall be unable to invest the said
amounts In registered county bonds of this
state , bearing six per cent interest.
We believe that the accumulation of such a
large sum of money In the state treasury.
bearinsr no interest to the temporary school-
fund , is of sufficient necessity to warrant us
in propounding- questions heretofore sub
mitted to your honorable court. And we tir-
peni ly request a consideration upon your part ,
: htit possibly mny enable us to invest said
"unds that the school fund shall derive every
At the rcqucstof members of this board the
attorney general will appear In person , or in
writing , with such legal propositions as ho-
may deem proper.
A. G. KENDALL
ProsMont Board Educational Lauds and
E. P. RonnE
Secretary Board Educational Lands and
Answering the foregoing questions the-
honorable supreme court replied us follows :
To the Honorable Board of Educational
Lands and funds :
GENTLEMEN : Deeming nn answer to the
questions , propounded by you in your com
munication of the 13th inst. , respecting the
investment of permanent school funds of this
Btnte , not inconsistent with our duties , we
submit the following :
To the first question , taking them in the or
der in which they are put , we answer that
you are clearly in authority , under the sec
tions of the constitution and statute to which
you refer , to invest those funds in United
states 3 per cent bonds if you docm it advis
able to do so. The doubt you mention of your-
right to Invest in these 3 per cent bonds was
prompted , very likely , by the low rate of in
terest which thev bear , together with the proviso
vise In section 29 of the act of February 24 ,
J83 , relative to investments in "hljrh rate in
terest bonds" of counties which cannot bo
made so as to net "a lower rate of Interest
than C per cent per annum. " But thi re-
strlct'on extends at most only to the purchase
of county bonds , and evidently has no refer
ence whatever to investments in United
States nnd state securities.
As to the payment of premium : ? , if Uicy bo
necessary in the purchase of United States
bonds , these must be made out of the perma
nent school fund , for there is no authority
for making them out of any other. The only
cases in which premiums can be paid out ot
the temporary school fund , are thos'e of in
vestments , in "high rate of interest" county
bondP , as provided in the above mentioned
section , and even these , but for this special
provision , would have to be made out of the
permanent fund. The payment of a prcm'um
in makinjr an investment when the market
value of the security purchased justifies and
requires it , is a legitimate use of the money
as n part of the investment , and does In no-
sense violate the constitutional provision that
this fund "shall remain forever Inviolate and
Investments of this fund In any of the se-
juritics : permitted by the constitution , wheth
er at their par value , or above or below it , al
though made m the reasonable hope of an ad-
rance in their market value , and a consequent
rain , must necessarily be nt the hazard of a
lepreclating and consequent loss. Within the
restriction of the constitution , which limits
ihcse Investments to United States bonds , the
tbe 3udement or
To the second question we answer no.
hilo so far as we now see , a purchase or
'high rate of interest" county bonds. In the
node siiggested by the question , might pro-
luce substantially the Eame result as would
hat designated by the statute , it is different-
md where the legislature in precise terms
mve specified the means by which to reach a
Icsired end , whose means should be used By
islnjrthe means provided , there is absolute
safety of action ; while In adopting and usinir-
my other there Is not. The mode of payimr-
jremiums required in the purchase of this-
jort of bonds , the statute provides , must bo
Eom1t etmporary * , school fund , and this
To the third Question we answer , no. The-
mthority given by the statute to the board Is
imply to direct Investments of the money on
land In certain specified securities , not to
hanse investments when once made from one-
ecurity to another. If the legislature had
ntcncled that such change might be made
loubtlcss the power to make them would
mve been clearly expressed , and not left to a-
orced construction of the statute. Where
lowevcr , securities In which Invcstments-
mvo been made mature and
the money is re- I.
urned to the fund , it Is then within the con- .
rol of the board for reinvestment.
Very respectfully ,
GEORQB B. LAKE
, Chief Justice
Cobb and Maxwell , J. J. . concur ; <
The credit system has its drawbacks-
business , but in truly good newspa-
icrs it is highly approved. It is a wise-
taragraph that knows its owafather. .
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