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V. M. & E. M. KlMBIELIi , 1'ubg. McCOOK , : : : : NEB NEBRASKA. . Harvey Atkinson , a Wavcrly merchant , has failed. A 55,000 hotel building is to be built at Neligh. Ground has been broken for a largo skating rink at Oakland. The Grand Island creamery turns out 400 pounds of butter per day. * The new postofllco at the Omaha Stockyards . will be opened In a few days. The Orleans county fair was a greater suc cess than had been anticipated. A protracted meeting is in progress at the Christian church in Nemaha City. North Bend is to have a now school house , the contract price of which is $8,319. The Blair police court during thc first six months of this year yielded a revenue of $251.30. Mrs. Elsbcre , of Nemaha county , was thrown from a wagon and had several ribs broken. Thomas S. Jones has 100 acres of corn nea Hubbard that will average , he says , SO bushels to the acre. A man recently shot a white pelican In Col- fax county that measured eight feet from tip to tip of wing. Some Omaha people consider the chance of that city for getting the state fair next year very nattering. A dog isnreported to have went mad near Omaha and bit a dozen canines before being despatched. A petition Is being circulated asking that the United States land office be moved from Niobrara to Creighton. Beatrice now has a night mail on thc B. & M. which is proving a great convenience to the people of that city. Horse thieves ore active in many parts of the state and have recently got away with several valuable animals. The site for the now school house at Schuy- ler has been selected and work thereon will commence at an early day. ' Miss Minerva Gilbert , of Brock , was run over by a runaway team. His right leg was broken just above the ankle. The Valentine Reporter believes that the postofflce in that place handles more mail than any office west of Nellgh. The Woman's Indian association met at Omaha on Monday to discuss "The Wrongs and the Needs of the Poncas. " Mrs. Louisa Hanne , of Omaha , wants a di vorce from her husband , who is a drunkard and of no account on general principles. Republicans of Omaha had an extensive torchlight demonstration a few nights ago. The democrats are preparing for a like event. The bridge over the Republican at Riverton recently collapsed. A large drove of sheep did it and some fifteen of them dieji in thc attempt. \ John T. Moore , .of Cortland , Gage county , is H under arrest for forging the names of Oliver Ward and William Tenant to a note for § 100 a year ago. The railroad receipts at Fairfieid amounted to over § 7,000 during September , which amount will be considerably increased for October. The Schuyler city council have decreed that the hogs must go. Hereafter no hog-pens w ill be allowed inside the corporate limits of the town. Burglaries have been quite frequent in Kearney of late. Three boys were arrested , one of whom confessed his having been crook ed in his ways. H. H. Bulger , formerly of Omaha , but more recently of Fremont , .is in the hands of the federal authorities for sending obscene mat ter through the mails. Major Frank North , of Columbus , has gone to the Indian Territory for more Pawnee Indi ans for the Wild West show , which he will join again at Cincinnati. Mr. Cassidy , of Howard , who lost his arm and was considerably bruised otherwise by the cars , is now able to bo on the street and get around with the aid of a cane. Stephen .Etherton , living near Cam bridge , -while blasting in a well , was the victim of a premature explosion which cost him the loss of one eye and considerable flesh. Confidence men at Lincoln a few days ago snatched from the hand of J. W. Parnell , of Mahomet , 111. , his pocket-book containing § 210 and made their escape with the booty. The competing points for the next state fair are Hastings , Grand Island , Lincoln and Oma ha. It is estimated that visitors to the late fair left in Omaha not less than § 260,000. The postoffice at Axtell was entered by burglars a few nights ago , but the only thing they took was a supply -tobacco , letters and postage stamps being left undisturbed. The son of ex-Mayor Boyd , of Omaha , at tempted to ride a stray horse which some boys had captured , and now he is having a lone some time in the house with a badly broken arm. arm.Addison Addison Butler was arrested for robbing the cash drawer of thc Senate Chamber saloon at Hartington of § 02 , but the evidence was not sufficient to convict him and he was dis charged. At West Point two boys , named Sidel and Dill , each about 12 years of age , and the sons of respectable parents , have been sent to jail for twenty days for stealing cigars from the express-office. > Parties from Pennsylvania and Virginia who have suffered with drouth the past summer are in Nebraska spying out locations where they can farm with more certainty of reward for their labors. H. F. Sapp , of Superior , recently lost his old army horse. She was twenty-eight years old last spring. She raised Sapp fifteen colts , carried him through the war , and helped to raise the family. ' The commissioners of Colfax county reject ed the Platte bridge on the ground that the bolting in the pile-bracing of fifty three bents Is insufficient , and that the caps on the ice- breaks ore short. A couple of men in the freight depot of the Union Pacific railroad at Omaha engaged in a brutal fight a few days ago , during which one bit off a portion of the other 8 chin , taking whiskers and all. F. P. Conger , at Syiacuse , lost seventy tons 81W 81ai of hay by fire , some one having purposely ai started the conflagration. Extraordinary ex aiai < ertions of the fire department saved all of aifil Mr. C.'s buildings. filai aiy < y Gco. Rice , a young man b'ving two miles 01 north of Riverton , and recently from Iowa , 01ai of a the teal > out pulled a gun toward him wagon , al other day , discharging the contents into his tli abdomen and killing him instantly. cc Mr. John Llewellyn , living on the Blue river , had the misfortune to lose his fine barn , with a lot of feed , harness , implements , etc. , by Ore. The blaze was discovered in time to rescue all the live stock. Ho was Insured. Tbo Journal says that Long Pine wants a bakery and a restaurant vtry much. Who- .over will come and make good bread to sell , and understands conducting a restaurant , cooking oysters , etc. , can do a large business. The Beatrice Express says from the huge piles of pumpkins and squashes displayed at the canning factory , one is led to believe that the canning of these commodities had been commenced in earnest and to a largo extent. Several councilmcn in Omaha are in a bad box. They have been indicted by the grand Jury for bribery In connection with the Sioux Falls grante company , who paid them money for voting in favor of their material for pav ing. George Brutto , who stole a trunk from the Paxton hotel , Oinann , last March , containing property valued nt over $100.has been arrest ed and brought back from St. Louis , the trunk also having been recovered. He is held for trial. " For going down street and knocking down a pH the daughter of his wife who 1ms left him and slapping the face and pulling the hair and tearing thc clothes of his sister-in- law , a man named Wildman , of Lincoln , war arrested and locked up in thc calaboose. Isaac Jewett , superintendent of the cream cry at Grand Island , committed suicide bj taking morphine. He was a man about 5 ( years of ag-c , single , and stood well in th community. 'He had been drinking hard fo : three days. No good reason for the rash ac is known. The fastest run for a freight train on record in this state was made by a stock train , say , the Lincoln Journal , from Hastings to Lin coin. The engine was No. 108 , Engineer Wh s ler , and the train was in charge of Conducto : Webb. The distance is ninety-seven miles and it was made in three hours , with one stop o : ten minutes. < Information is wanted of David Sherman who disappeared from Lincoln on the 27th ult He is discribcd thus : Age , about 38 years height , a little below medium ; weight , abou 180 pounds ; light complexion , blue eyes , ligh auburn hair , little thin on top , sandy chin whiskers , high forehead , scar on forefinger of his left hand and same finger a little crooked. When last seen was dressed in a gray suit witl dark stripe , black felt soft hat , coarse , heavy boots. A Lincoln dispatch says : J. Robert Wil iams , of David City , has been missing since Friday of last week , when he took the train for the east. It is just discovered that he has absconded , taking with him § 27,000 in money borrowed from confidential friends in church , Sunday school , temperance and political cir cles , in all of which he was prominent. He was superintendent of the Sunday school , can didatc for e'ection on the St. John ticket and ran for district judge last fall. It is supposed that he is in Canada. A few days ago a man named Dobery , resid- ng at Schuyler , boarded the train on the Union Pacific and when aboutfour miles from ' that city , jumped from the car. He was missed by James Whyte , a commercial travel er of Omaha , who notified the conductor. The train backed slowly and Dobery was picked up.from a pool of water bruised and bleed ing. The train then backed to Sciiuyler , where the man was left. It is thought he was under the influence of drink , and not having a ticket , stepped from the train ignorant of the fact it was moving at a rapid rate. A bold attempt at robbery was made at the house of Mr. Dinah , in Cherry county , a few days ago. Two masked men entered his house in broad daylight , he being absent at the time Mrs. Dinah was lying on the bed when tncy entered , and one of the men threatened her with death if she made the slightest noise. She was terribly frightened , but had presence of mind enough to rush to the door despite their injunction and scream for her father. This frightened the robbers in turn and they dashed through the window and dit appeared. The West Point Progress says : Three officers from Wheeler county arrived here yesterday with three prisoners under arrest for horse stealing. They were turned over to Sheriff Rupp , and are now under the care of Jailor Schwcnke. The crime was committed last Thursday. A man from Burnett , in Madi son county , was filling a ditching contract over in Wheeler. He camped out while doing the work , and then in the evening had his horses tied to the wagon. Friday morning he discovered his horses were gone. He imme diately gave the alarm and a posse of indig nant citizens were soon on the track of the desneradoes , who were all armed with 44- calibre revolvers. The gang were driven into a swamp and captured. A Fort Robinson special says : A shooting affray occurred last night at the saloon of Andy Tabor , or "French Andy , " which result ed in the death of Ed Williams , a butcher at this post. Williams had been quarreling with the barkeeper , but finally quieted down after discharging his pistol through the roof of the building. A few moments later he was approached preached by Joe Crane , a young man of about 20 years , who , making the remark , "Are you joing to stop that shooting ? " pulled a Colt's revolver and shot Williams through the left breast , directly over the heart. Crane then escaped. Williams lived barely ten minutes ifter the shot was fired. Crane is a tall , lank , lark-complected man who has recently taken ip a claim on Ash creek , and whose parents aave just reached here from the east. Testimonial to 3lr. Clark. About three hundred employes of thc U. P. ihops , at Omaha a few nights ago , marched to he residence of Mr. S. H. H. Clark , to formal' y take leave of him as generalmanager of the J. P. road. They carried" with them a beauti- iilly engrossed address , which it was intcnd- d to present to their late superintendent. It ras learned that Mr. Clark was absent in the rest , and in his absence the address was hand- d to Mrs. Clark who accepted it in behalf of icr husband. The address is as follows : MR. CLARK , RESPECTED SIR : To-night you ee gathered before you the employes of the J. P. railway , some of whom have served ilneteen years , most of them under you in our several positions as division superinteu- ent , general superintendent , general mann er , and vice-president of the great Union 'aciflc system. Your friendly notice , announcing that , after iehtcen years of unremitting labor , in the . iterest of the company , you felt It impera- Ivo on you to sever your official communica 3 ion with it , has been received. We come here > night , sir , to bid you a formal and respect- ul farewell , and to express our sincere re- rets that the condition of your health ren- ers it impossible for you longer to continue direct , to the measure of our liking , the , j ( aried interests of this great corporation hich your labors in the past have done so C ( luch to build up. In parting from you , as our honored and re- pectcd head and leader for so many years , CJ e wish to give expression to the unanimous CJC nd spontaneous feelings of those who have C ( een under your management , that in each a , nd every position you have been called to st Ilyou have shown yourself a nobble ex- tj mple of a man , true to the trust reposed in tjCJ ou , whether by employer or employe ; thor- in ughly appreciating that capital has its duties inol nd responsibilities , as well as its rights ; and It : , your credit be it said that your hearc has Iways beat kindly for the weaker side. In 10 name of the employes of the D. P. mil way . jmpany , we , the committee , would beg leave vi to bid you a respectful farewell , and wo trust that prosperity will attend you and yours in all future relations of life. Moving for the Jfext State Fair. A meeting of the more public spirited of our citizens , says the Lincoln Journal , was held at the Commercial hotel parlors , to hear the report "of the committee appointed lost week to draft articles of Incorporation and to consider other matters relating to the Impor tant question of securing the location of tb- * state fair at this place. At the last meeting the proposition to sell to the society the old fair grounds property northeast of the city was accepted , but the committee was authorized to receive and consider other propositions with a view of re scinding the action of the last meeting if a more desirable proposition should bo sub mitted. The committee reported that no other propositions had been submitted. This was what might have been anticipated , as i hero are no other grounds near the city that can compare with these for location and other advantages. Th.o committee reported articles of Incorpo ration , which after some amendments were adopted. They provide that the name of the corporation shall bo the "Nebraska Exposi tion association , " and that the capital stock plmll be § 30,000 , divided into shares of ? 25each. 25 per cent of which shall be paid at the time of subscription , and the rest as called for by the board of directors from time to time , pro vided that at least two-thirds of the whole amount of capital stock shall then bo sub scribed. Austin Humphrey , A. D. Burr and J. II. McMurty were appointed a committee to re ceive subscriptions and payment for stock of the association. The committee were given power to call such public meetings as it might ' deem necessary in working up the'matter. . Mr. Walsh , who was present , offered to throw open the Academy of Music free of cost for as many such meetings as the committee might see fit to hold , and his generous offer was ac cepted by the committee. ScJioala at tiie Exposition. Superintendent Jones has issued a circular in respect to Nebraska's showing in public school work at the world's fair at New Or leans. He says : The work of the children of the state is of the highest importance , and should occupy the most prominent place. The teachers of the State are especially requested to make this department most credi able. Examination , daily written work , map-draw ing , free-hand drawing , compo itions , speci mens of penmanship , ivhich may be copies ol several lines of prose or poetry , specimens of handiwork in or out of school , in fact any thing that shows what our children are doing in an educational way. Ungraded , graded and hijrh school work will be included in this department. The county superintendents , teachers and princip-i.'s arc earnestly requested to lend their assistance and urged to co-operate in making this de partment all it should be. All pupils' work should be upon one paper of uniform size , S xll inches , with si nmigin of one inch , written only ou one side am ] neat ly bound for preservation. This department will be in the hands ol Superintendent J. J. Points , of Omaha. I. O. O. F. of y The grand lodge of Odd Fellows , and the grand encampment mot at Nebraska City last week in annual session , The attendance was large , and from the reports of the different grand officers , the order shows a healthy growth in membership as well as in thc finan cial condition. There arc 124 subordinate lodges and twen ty-one encampments , consisting of 4,740 mem bers an increase of o-cr 303 since hist year. The treasury shows a healthy balance-a main stay of any institution. Great interest is man ifested , and all parts of the state is well icp- resented. Business is being expedited and harmony and good feeling prevail. The grand encampment elected the follov- Ingofliccrs for the cnsuinsr year : Grand Patriarch Isaac Oppcnhcimcr. Grand High Priest J. B. Sull. Grand Scribe D. A. dine. Grand Treasurer Samuel McCIay. Grand S. W. S. B. Hall. Grand .T. W. D. M. Morris. Grand Representative E. G. Ryley. The newly elected officers were installed and the grand encampment adjourned , giving way to the meeting of thc grand lodge. OCTOBER , RETURNS. Thc Shelving TThicli is Made by thc Depart * ineiit of A yricultiire. The October returns of corn average higher for condition than in the past five years , but not so high as in any of the remarkable corn years from 1875 to 1879 inclusive. The general average is 93 , which is very nearly an average with any of a series of ten years , ant ? indicates abouttwenty-six bushels per acre , the breadth approximating 70,000,000 acres. The region between the Mississippi and Rocky Mountain slope again presents the highest figures , which in every state rise a little above the. normal standard for the full condition. No state east of the Mississippi returns a condition as high as 100. The lowest figures are in West Vir ginia 73 , Ohio 74. Louisiana 74 , Texas 0 , gout : Carolina 83. The reduction was caused by drought. There is complaint of drought in the Ohio valley and in the Atlantic and Gulf states , but not sufficiently severe to reduce seriously the yields. Early planted corn ' everywhere matured. Late plants in south ern states suffered for want of summer rains , and will be light and not well filled. Very little injury bus been done by frosts. There was a frost in Vermont on thc 25th of August , nnd in several border states about the middle of September with slight injury to late corn. The damage by chinch bugs and other in sects had been slight. The wheat crop will exceed that of last year by about 100,000,000 bushels. Threshing is slow and late with the results thus far , confirming the indications ot former reports , that the yield per acre will averacc about thirteen and one-third bushela per acre. The quality of the present wheat crop is generally very good , especially in the eastern and middle states , on the western slope of the Alleghenics , Michigan , Wiscon sin and Minnesota. Some depreciation iu quality is noted in Indiana , Illinois. Iowa , Missouri and Kansas. The average for thc entire breadth is 90. The indicated yield of rye is about twelve bushels per acre , and the quality superior. The yield of oats is a little above the aver age , yielding about twenty-seven bushels per acre , and making a crop approximating 270.- 000,000 bushels , of good quality. The bnrley crop makes a yield of nearly twenty-three bushels per acre , and the pro ? duct exceeding 50,000,000 bushels of average quality. The condition of buckwheat averages 87. indicating a crop slightly under the average , of good quality. ? The condition of the potato crop is repre sented by 88 , five points lower than In October last year , two points lower than in 1879 and 1882 , and the same as in 1880. October returns of cotton indicate a reduc- tion of nearly eight points in the average con- dition , ns the result of continued drouth in i ar resting development and destroying the vital ity of the plants. The drought has been gen eral , and its effects are manifest in every state. Of ten successive crops only two have nveraged lower in condition in October. These ivere 1881 and 1883 , when the averages were 06 nnd OS respectively. The average was 88 "in the great crop year of 1882. The ycbraslta Jlog Disease. The following dispatch from Omaha appears A n the St. Louis Globe-Democrat : A new and very fatal disease has broken out imoug the swine in Northern Nebraska. It is lalled cholera for want of a better name. Thc cl clm Irst symptoms are a weakness of the kidneys m .nd loss of appetite. Next the ears become tl : woolen almost to bursting. Following ibis a bleeding from the nose , and then death is too' rein five to ten days. Nearly every hojr at- o'he acked dies. The only treatment which has icen found beneficial so far is to remove the cc in wine to new pens or pasture , use whitewash inw reely about the troughs , and feed liberal w oses of sulphur , charcoal and salt. The ick ki sc ogs seem to have an abnormal appetite for th oal ashes , the use of which has.given coed thhi esults. The disease was imported from Iowa ist fall , but did not become epidemic until ar to arly in September. Since then fully 15,000 > ave died m Burt , Washington and Dodge aidi ountics. The cattle feeders in that section diw w ; rcclosingtheiryards.becausetheycannotget lock hogs , and it is not profitable to feed cat- Sll so lo without hogs to pick'tho leavings. The dis- ase Is slowly spreading west nnd south , and y lore serious results are feared. The belief al bta'.ns that the first heavy frost will checks th the winter. s ravages for th th The family of widow Elizabeth Ellis of Abbe- til ille county South Carolina , numbers 195. bv THE AUTUMN CONTESTS. Returns From tiie Elections JXeId in Ohio and M'est Virginia. oiuo. Columbus The election here passed off in comparative quiet , there being but few dis turbances and those duo to the appointment of special police by the republican mayor and deputies by the democratic sheriff. In one precinct there was a conflict of authority , re sulting In the arrest of a deputy sheriff by the police. There was u sharp nght for the organ ization of the polls. The number of citizens that turned out was unprecedented. Bands and drum corps paraded the streets at day break , awakening the voters. The vote was the heaviest over polled In the city. All over the Western Reserve the vote was larger than expected. The excitement was in tense throughout the day. Members of both parties displayed the utmoit possible watch- lulncss of the interests of themselves and their follow voters. Crowds were early at the polls , and even before noon was reached the tally sheets showed long lists of names , In many cases covering two-thirds and some times three-fourths of the entire voting popu lation. The republicans concede the re-election ot Foran ( dem. ) to congress in the Twenty-lira district. The democrats are hoping for lav- orablc returns from Butler , Mercer , Monroe , Licking and other strong democratic counties , so as to keep the republican majority below 20,000. Seven hundred and sixty-five wards nnd precincts show a net democratic gain of 750 over the vote for secretary of state in 1880. The same wards anil precincts show a net re publican gain of 11 , % ! ) over the vote for gov ernor in 1883. Indications at this time arc that the republicans have carried the btatc atfroin 15.000 to 20,000. Columbus. Unofficial returns have been re ceived from all the counties of Ohio except the five following : Carroll , Geauga , Loraine , Medina and Trumbiill. These counties in 18S3 all gave republican majorities aggregating 7,072. The following counties show unofficial republican majorities on the state ticket : Ashtabula . 1,348 Lake 1,002 Athens . 1,00 Lawrence 1,390 Bclmont . 270 l.ogau 1,178 Champaign . 1,104 Lucas 319 Clarke . 2,000 Madison 15t Clcreinont . 73 Mnhoning 1,058 Clinton . 1,472 Mclgs 1.481 Columb'aua ' . 2,218 Miami Oij Ciiyahnga Morgan 490 Delaware . 420 Morrow 400 Favctte . 1,053 Nnhlo . . . . . . . . . . . . . ifOJ " Fulton . 83K Portage 02(5 ( Gallia . 1.COO I'rcblo 283 Greene . 2,2ft ! Sciotio 711 Summit 1,700 Hamilton . 2,358 Union 1,187 Hiirdin . 34 ! VanWcrt 277 Harrison . 041 Warren 1,144 Hif.rhliuil . 77 Washington 105 Huron . l.lini Wood 000 Jackson . < > 7S Jellerson . 1,372 Total 45,192 The following counties give democratic ma jorities : DAdding to the above the majorities of 1883 in the live counties _ unheard from gives a net republican plurality of 10,885. The five coun ties will probably increase the majorities of 1K83 , so that the plurality will reach about 12- 000. Republican congressmen have been elect ed in the First , Second , Eighth , Ninth. Tenth , Twelfth , F9urteonth , Eighteenth , Nineteenth nnd Twentieth districts , a total of ten- Demo cratic congressmen have "been elected in the Third , Fourth , Fifth. Sixth. Seventh , Thir teenth , Fifteenth , Sixteenth , Seventeenth and Twenty-llrst , a total of ten. The eleventh dis trict is still in doubt. A prominent democratic politician reasons as fol ows over thc election. "Tho heavy re publican gains have been in the city , whereas the democratic gains have been in the coun try. Thus , in Columbus , thc republicans gain ed ; but in ihe back townships we gained enough to keep the democratic majority where it was. This is the case in townships in other strong democratic counties not yet heard from. Thc republican majority will be j educed below 10,0001 The republican leaders do not concede this , but expect a reduction below thc high figures heretofore claimed. " CCLUMRUS , Oct. 10. The official returns from Tuesday's election are coming ia slowly at both state headquarters and final estimates are made with difficulty on the figures re ceived subject to revision. Thc democrats concede on the state ticket 10.037 majority , while the republicans estimate their majority at 10,792. The democratic committee claim eleven of the twenty-one congressmen , whiles the republican committee still contider the Eleventh district doubtful and say it will re quire the official returns to decide. No fig ures are given on this district for either place. LATER. Official returns were received at republican headquarters to-night from Ash- tabula and Ward counties , these being the last to report , and the completed list of revis ed figures give Robinson a plurality of 11.421. This show a republican pain of 2,102. In six ty-six counties the republicans made all their gains and the democrats in the rest. The re publican gain in the rural districts is equal to their plurality. Chairman Oglevce concedes the election of Ellsbury in the Eleventh dis trict. The delegation to congress will stand eleven democratic and ten republican. WEST VIRGINIA. The election was for governor and a full list of state officers and the legislature. The ques tions of taxation by the dominant party and the course of the supren e court in Toe Intel ligencer contempt case were the chief state issues. Two of the members of that court are on thc democratic ticket. The campaign was an unusual one. The weather was tine nnd a heavy vote was polled. The Wheeling- Regis ter ( dem. ) claims the election of Wilson ( dem. ) for governor by 7,000 to 10,009. Kanawuha couny gives Maxwell , republican for gover nor , between 300 and 500 majoritv. In Brooke county incomplete returns give Wilson ( dem. ) lor governor , 153 majority , a democratic gain of 400. Sumncr county is democratic by 33C majorit3' . The following irajoritics have been report ed to the republican state committee : Lewis 9 democratic , a repub ican gain of 00 ; Har bour 100 democratic , a republic-in gain of 23t ; RrookeC4 democratic , a republican gain of 30 ; Pleasant 143 democratic , a republican gain of 35 ; Summers 209 democratic , a republican ain of 201 ; Greenbbrier , 050-democratic , a republican gain of 223 ; Monroe , 300 democrat- 55 , a gain of 240 ; Marion , 100. a gein ot 3 5 ; Preston. 1,400 , a gam of 4U3 ; Taylor , 337. again of 101 ; Ritchie , 50 * . a gain of 270 ; Mononga- liela , 800 , a gain * f 34. Advices from Charles ton , Ktenawha county , place Maxwell's gain it 1,100. The entire republican county ticket : Is elected by majorities ranging from ttJ ) to 1,200. Sixout , of nine voting places in Tyler county give Maxwell 230 majority. The other three to be beard from will increase it 350. The republican state committee concede the 2lection of the entire democratic state ticket by 3,000 to 5.00J majority. Democrat's claim the state by 12,000 to 15,000 majority. ; STEEPED IS" MYSTERY. V Illinois Farmer Knocked Senseless Ity a Jilow from Unseen Assailants and Ills ci Iloiue Set on Fire. George Atkinson and his five motherless it hildicn lived in a two-story house about ten liles east of Springfield , 111. The other night iie father and three of the children had gone bed. Mr. Atkinson was awakened about 12 'clock by the noise of voices outside the at ouse. After being annoyed by the continued jt , onversation be dressed himself and went out si ito the yard , and bad gone but a few bteps sicc tl hen he was struck from behind by some per- ccPi . The blow Pi an and felled to the ground. necked him senseless. How long he laid icre he cannot tell , but when be recovered is senses he says he had thc power of thought nd could see and feel , but he was powerless move hand or foot. His house was on lire en nd in the second story were tiiree of his chil- la ren. The flames burst through the lower indow and climbed upward. Still Mr. Atkin- layc in was helpless as a child. Finally a fensc of ycM lowly returning strength came over him andy M [ superhuman exertion he crawled to the al ousc. The fire had reached the doors and arO Imost every approach was cut off. The father O ; loughtof his children and pushed through th ic cloud of lire and smoke which had reached yu 10 second story. Mr. Atkinson pressed on arM 11 the bedroom was reached. Singed and M urned and almost suffcated , he found the bed upon which two of his children wore sleeping on lire. Ho cannot roraombor how ho reached the open air with them. HIsBon narrowly escaped with his life. Once In thu yard the three children and their father had nothing else to do but watch the llaines do their work. Not an article of furniture was saved , nor a vestige of clothing for the father or children. Various theories are advanced , among which is the one that drunken rowdies on their return from a political rally stopped to pilfer or steal anything that they could find , and. being surprised by Mr. Atkinson , sot the house on lire. 'KILLED BIT A BUFFI AN. Tlie PrrsWentofa Political Club The niurdcrrr Kraeiifdfrom thetfait < ind IInny. LACROSSE , Wis. , Oct. 16. T. A. Bur ton , president of the Elaine and Logan club here , was shot dead by a ruffian known as "Scott } ' , " at 8 o'clock this evening , while the republicans were forming In procession on Main street. Seven shots were fired In quick succession. The murderer was arrested and hurried to jail before the immense crowd could realize what had occurred. As soon as thc fact was made known there was most intense excitement , and hundreds of men in uniform and carrying their torches hurried to the court house yard and demanded that the prisoner be handed over to them. "Lynch him ! " "Lynch him ! " was the general cry , and there were hundreds of men besieging "thc jail. Sheriff Scott , Chief of Police Clark and a posse of police were at the jail door trying to calm the infuriated multitude. The body of Mr. Burton was taken to a drug store , where an examina tion showed life to be extinct , every shot tak ing effect. Those who stood near the scene of the murder sav the man advanced from the crowd on thc sidewalk to within a few feet of his victim and fired the first shot into his back. Mr. Burton fell to the pavement and thc mur derer followed with six shots into his body and head. He then threw the revolver at his victim and gave him a kick saying : "That Is ' thc son of a'b that knows me and that I have been looking for , " or words to that effect. All this was clone In a moment's time and be fore any one could ronlize what had happened. Burton was a broker and commission merchant for I. IT. Lowry & Co. , of Milwaukee , and was one of thc best known men and most promi nent young business men In thc northwest. He was chosen president of the Blainc and Logan club at LnCrossc , and was managing the cam paign in this section. The motive of the mur derer is not known. He is said to be a des perate character , who has followed the river for a livinir. He has served a term in state's prison. After throwing thc first revolver at his victim , it was found that he had another in his pocket , but he was arrested before he had an opportunit } ' to use It. The deceased leaves a wife and three children. LATER The officers were not able to stay the mob , who refused to listen to arguments. From 0 o'clock to 10 the court house square presented a scene that beggared description. The mob increased in number until thc entire space on three sides of the jail was a dense mass of hu'manitv , demanding that the mur derer be hung. The torches of the men ilarcd above thcseaof heads and white plumes moved resolutely about the square. The best citizens of the place were present and watched the fear ful scene with blanched faces , but with no ex pression of sympathv. There were hundreds of women in the thoroughfares and walks about thc jail. The excitement grew steadily in force and the demand at lust found leaders with cool heads , who went methodically about taking the man from the prison and lynching him. Beams were procured , and in a short time thc heavily bolted and barred doors on the Fourth street side of the jail were battered in , and the crowd poured into thc first lloor rooms. The sheriffs and assistants succeeded in clearing the rooms the first and second time , but on the third rush the mob overpowered them , and held their ground. The interior wooden doors of the cooking de partment yielded like so many plates of glass. In the meantime a heavy oak door leading to the main stairway on the west side was batter ed down , and the crowd was in full possession of the main corridor. While this was going on the crowd about the place became almost colossal , but sisidc from the rush of men at the jail the best of order prevailed. There were no drunken men in thc mob. Once in the corridor rider , sledge hammers w re u ed to break in thc heavy iron doors , two in nuinoer. that in tervened between them ami the cell room. These soon yielded , nnd a. rach advance was made the crowd on the outside were apprised and constant cheers of encouragement went lip. The prisoner had been confined in cell No. 3 , on the lower corridor , nnd thc crowd had little trouble in finding their man. Ho was taken from the cell , dragged into the yard and identified as the guilty man. When he appeared from the jail door"he was held up by thc men who had him in charge , and there was one long , peculiar veil. A number of men were i seen climbing to firanches of trees , and in a i minute one was selected and a rope thrown to c thc man sitting on the first strong limb , quick i ly attached and everything made ready for the 1 execution. At this point in the proceedings ( there was a pause. Among the. leaders were ( some who "wanted the murderer to make a j statement , and while others , more impetuous , ji urged immediate action. Thc murderer de i clined to say any thing except that he was the man who shot Burton. At this juncture the crv went round "Pull up. " "Hang him. " "Don't let him live a minute longer. " It was understood that thc Light Guard company of tli" Third regiment Df Wisconsin national"guard had been ordered out to charge the mob , and there was an im pression that thc execution would be prevented. No rally of the guard whatever was made. The mob seized the rope and made a strong pull , but the murderer freed his h.tnds and the rope broke before he was raised from thc ground. In less than five minutes a new rope wa ? thrown over the heads of the crowd and fell ivithin a few feet of thc executioners. This tvas adjusted , his hands and arms firmly tied , and in another moment he was hanging in the lir with his face closely pressed against the 1' limb of thc tree and the "terrible tragedy was b 3ver. The bodv was left hanging only "a few - \ ' minutes and thc'n taken down lifeless and left I , in charge of the sheriff. : It was learned at a late hour that the mnr- \ Icrcr's true name was Xathanicl Mitchell , and f , ihat he was a river man , who worked in the ; iroods during the winter. Mitchell was re w puted to be a desperate character , who fre- tl juently went on terrible sprees , and had been both in jail and in the insane asylum. It is siIV said that two years ago , when Mr."Burton was IV icting surveyor of customs here. Mitchell fre- IVT IVa liiently importuned him for hospital certifi a cates , and Burton peremptorily refused , telli"- T tl l Mitchell to stop drinking and he would not tlei < iced the attention of the marine physician. ei Hie theory is advanced by a few that Mitchell eiui honght he was killing another man. uiO O ! J'rotectintj thc Jiullot Jiox. tt A Columbus ( Ohio ) dispatch says : A citi- ens * meeting was held to-day consisting- a hiui oint committee appointed by the Cleveland ui nd Hendricks clubs and by the republican ixecutivc committee to take some action to prevent illegal voting. A long conference cc ras held , at the conclusion of which it was de- idcd to appoint four citizens , two of each etta iarty , for each precinct in the cit3-on election ta ay. It is learned similar meetings were held of other cities and committees appointed who tu rill be at the polls all day. designated by ( if adges. and will have authority to scrutinize verything about the ballot box , and theman- ram cr in which the election is conducted. The heriir of the county appointed betxven thirty ca vc nd forty deputies to be present at the polls , CO nd the mayor of Columbus , believing the tieriU" had interfered with Ins authority , call- in : a meeting of the police board and secured ermission to appoint one hundred extra po- ce. . Jiotti Lorrd the Same Girl. cr crm Henry Heil and James Frank , rival lovers , m ulled at the house of Miss Ella Metz , a young * ? idy residing with Captain J. H. Rhoades , a dcwi ciilthy farmer , near Ellisburg. Pa. Both wi oung men have had frequent quarrels over wiOi i = s Metz , and when they met neither was ble to govern himself. Frank stabbed Heil , thwl nd left him , taking Miss Mctzawuy with him. wl n her return she informed Captain Kboadcs wlwl nit Heil was lying dead in the road about 150 urds from the house. Wr.eu ofltcers went to at rrest Frank it was found that bo had lied , sc iss Metz also has decamped , taking with her 5 belonging to Captain Rhoudes. on CHOPS IN NEBEASKA. Agents' Report on Their Ttto United State * Condition and Yield. The folowlng is a summary of the report transmitted to thoUnltcd States commissioner of agriculture , showing condition and yields of crops Otobcr 1 , an shown by the reports re- f ccived up to that date from eighty-two corro- , . - epondonta : f * Wheat , reported in 62 counties , averaged IT , < bushels per acre and grades In ' ° "J counuetj . ? No.l , fifty-six counties No. 2 and two counties NRyo. reported In elxty-two counties , aver aged 22tf bushels and grades in tl"00" tics No. 1. forty-seven counties No.ami two - . C0OatiCreort3e'd in sixty-four counties , averaged - ' } aged 37 bushels , nnd grades In twelve coun- f tics No. 1 , thirty-seven counties No. - and ur- tcen counties No. 3. . - Uarloy. reported In flftj--threo counties and averaged 27 bushels , and grades in twcno o. 2. and lorty-one counties No. 3 and rejected , 29 counties reported buckwheat , and tno average condition at 07 per cent : C. counties report corn , nnd the average condition at 01 er 105 per cent ; 70 counties report Irish potatoes and the average condition at 104 per ccnt.ono ; county reports damage to crop by potato roc of 15 per cent ; 41 counties report sweet.pota toes , and the average condition at 102 per cent , 55 counties report sorghum , and the average condition at 102 per cent The quality of all giain is better than usual and will wo think grade in market eecn bet ter than reported. The reports show that the hay crop Is large and of a most excellent qual ity. A much larger area has been sown In winter wheat than over before in the history of the agriculture of this state. From reports received we judge that the average yield of the winter wheat harvested this year will ex ceed 25 bushels which for a state heretofore considered an exclusively sp'riug wheat sUitp is u most excellent showing. Taking the esti mated acreage of 18X1 and adding 10 per cent for Increased acreage of ISS4 and we will have a total yield of wheat of 33,130,400 bushels for 1684 as against 27,481,000 raised in 1SSJ. Our j oat crop , poor as it is. will yield over 22,000,000 ; bushels , but of an inferior quality. Our barley - i ley crop will exceed 4,500.000 bushels , and our i rye crop ralbed more for pasture than the I grain , will exceed 1,500,000 bushels. The com 11 crop Is simply Immense , but as little has been I gathered thus far wo will wait a month or J more bcfoie we approximate its yield. I Some disease among hogs called cholera ( we j' ' suppose it is so called simply because it is not ! cholera ) for want of a better name , is proving- quite fatal in some six counties of the state. f THE FULLEUTON TKAUEDV. fI I Startling niKclosiireKlTJjuIc Conccriilng ; the Object of the Murderer. A Ful'crton ( Neb. ) dispatch to the Omaha Herald says : The finding of some letters among the effects of Furnival show that tho- . , theories heretofore advanced arc all wrong. ' After committing- live murders Furnival , as he then thought , burned all of his clothing- mid letters. A close hunt by the coroner brought to light a number of letters written to Furnival by a certain scion of nobility in England , which prove thai Furnival came to Nebraska with a purpose , and that was to murder Percival. The latter was heir to a large estate in England , and Furnival's corre spondent was the next of kin. Percival. be ing of a naturally adventurous disposition , came to America about three years ago. He went to Minnesota , where ho married the daughter of a clergyman , nnd then came to Nebraska and settled inNanc county. Ho had plenty of money and expected to run a cattle ranch on a larne scale. About a year erse so ago Furnival inarfc his appearance at FiMlcrton , coining-here direct from England , where he had been a neighbor of Percival. i Furnival was warmly welcomed by Percival. and given a lift Hnancinlly. Watching his op- ' pnrtunity the fiend killed Pereival and h's , wife and child , and then knowing that Mair ' and Baird would discover thc crimii and assist in hunting him down , murdered them as 'lescnibcd in the dispatches. The Nance county authorities are keeping the letters . closely to themselves , for obvious reasons , chief among which is said to be a desire to communicate1 with detectives in England before - ' fore the writer of the telltalemissives be comes alarmed and skips out. Enough , Is known , however , to make it reasonably cer tain that Furnivnl was hired by I'crcival'a kinsman to put the family mit of thc way , so that he could inherit the estate , which is one of thc richest in England. If Furnival had been sharp enough to have destroyed these letters , it is not probable that the real object ofthe terrible crime would ever have come to light. The chances are that Furnival N manv miles from Nebraska bv this tinif. but Sheriff Zibbell holds to the belief that he is in hiding in western Iowa , and that he will be captured before 1110113- days have passed. TStr Election Jliot in Cincinnati. Cincinnati dispatch : The democratic and republican press agree that the election in Cincinnati ! was the bloodiest ever held here. The democratic papers assert that the one thousand deputj' marshals were employed mainly in intimidating the honest voters , while the republican press construes the con duct of the police and deputy sheriffs in a sim ilar manner , comparing it to the Mississippi policy. The following is a list of those injur ed in the outbreak : Killed , Albert Russell , colored ) ; Joe Lowry , shot in spine , fatal ; Bridget Hughes , struck in breast with a boulder , dangerous ; John Murphy , shot in stomach ; Andrew Ben- net ( colored ) . Phot in side , not dangerous ; John Daltou , shot in leg , not dangerous ; Sam Tailorshot in side , serious ; Mike German , policeman , shot in back , dangerous ; Henry Sherlock , shot in back , dangerous ; Henry Brown ( colored ) , shot in abdomen , fatal. The last three men were wounded in an affray at the corner of Sixth and Freeman streetF , late last night. Between fifty and one hundred people took part in a fight which grew out of mi attempt of Gorman to arrest a negro. Gorman was shot in the back by an unknown person and a general fusihide followed , in which one hundred shots were llred. The riot nhirni was sounded and the disturbance Duelled after two policeman and Brown had been shot. The T.n Crosse Murder. Business was practically suspended on the 17th at La Crosse , the previous day's tragedy acing thc all absorbing topic. It appears that Mitchell intended , if possible , to kill at least wo more citizens , one of whom was Charles . McDonald. It was only a question of vnomhe met first. He was equipped with wo self-cocking Smith & Wesson revolvers mil pulled them us fast as the ticking of 'a yatch. Ex-Chief of Police Hatch is out of .he city , but the evidence now points towards ilitcbell as the man who attempted his assas sination several weeks ago and only left him vhen he supposed him dead. An inquest las been ordered , and it is probable that large number of witnesses will beexamincd. here is no disposition to prosecute any one he general verdict being that it was a right- lous execution. The coroner's jury examin ed twelve witnesses in the Mitchell inquest imong whom were the sheriff , policeman eve fitnesses of the murder and the lynching. Xo me recognized any of the multitude who did he lynching. The verdict is substantially hat the deceased was the man who murdered Ir. Burton , and that he came to his death bj- langing at the hands of parties to the in.4- inknown. Ohio's Official Columbus dispatch : Thc official vote was ounted by the county clerks on the 17th. teturns from sixty , nnd semi-official from the ther twenty-eight give , Robinson for secre- iry of state 11,321. and Flickingcr for board public works 17,4 C. The semi-official re- irns do not report on other republican can- idates. but with the sixty counties the plu- - ibty of Johnson for supreme judge is esti- mted at between 15.000 anil 10,000 The * otal ote or maj9rities by congressional districts innot be given , buttho vote by counties on * " . * * * * * * * * ropu uiicnn infllon i * % w * es. and 40.12S democratic : net republican uuucan lajonty of congressional vote 18,413. : _ v ; In Schenectady , N. Y. , there is a ' ro\v winch seems to be possessed of al- lost human sense. The bird has a rcit habit of tearing into strips and i estroying every scrap of paper upon ' Inch it can put its claws and beak f neday , however , the owner noticed ' ' lat the crow had a scrap of paper- ' i Inch it guarded most carefully , and to- ! ' Inch it seemed anxious to attract his- ttention. The gentleman picked up a rap of paper , and upon smoothing it nt found it was a Si bill.