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F. M. & K. M. KUHIKIX , 1'ubs. McCOOK , NE NEWS OF NEBRASKA HOPING A RUNAWAY. Puoplo on Sixtccnl etrcct , at about three o'clock yesterday af te noon , were trcatsd to an exhibition of hors manshlp which is a peculiar product of tl great American west. The Tartar of tl Ukrano , the Cossack of the Steppes , the Art of the desert , the eavapo of the plains ai justly famous for their Etrnngo proficiency . ' controlling the spirit o the noblest of tl anliLal kingdom , but none of them ooul equal the performance on horseback of tl cowboy.who entertained the pedestrians o Sixteenth street , Ho sat astride a little yellow pony , impose Llo to decide upon between a broncho and cayuso. Ho were a white felt hat and U ath < leggings ; his deep Texas saddle was grace nt the pommel by the heavy cells of a hem lariat ; his feet burled in big stirrups wll enormous tapadlllos almost trailed the groun on either side of his diminutive steed. Jo ; ging leisurely past the park , coming up towi ho was scarcely observed by the busy thron of passers. At this point , a sudden warning cry startle the crowds , and a block alovo appeared team , harnessed to a heavy wagon , dashin down the smooth thoroughfare nt a f urioi paco. The people in the streets hurrlodl sought the sidewalks and teams were shortl drawn up to the curb. The runaways dashe by , large , strong horses , in their frightcne flight , gaining pace at every stride. The cov boy had quietly gathered rein to one sidi .Like a flash the team passed him , but at tb moment he rose in his stirrups , Bank his spui into his pony's sides , and with an urgin Bhout , dashed forward. The lank limbs of th little beast stretched forth and with asurprii ing burst of speed , the side of the Uoein horses was reached. The reins trailed th ground at the horses' heels and the terrifle animals were bent to thefr best exertions. Th little- horse drew up a nock and kept a oven pace. A block and n half wer passed and the cowboy seemed decide now upon a plan of action. He drew alongsid the running team , stooped forward and lear Ing dvwn to the ground gathered the reins He quickly regained an upright scat , swlftl passed the reins , a turn or two , about his sad die pummel and spoke Miarply to his steed An instant , and the little animal's mad curce was checked , the forward hoots were plantei fairly and the hinder limbs were gathered f o support. The reins tightened like a Has-h. th speeding team was drawn back with a vlolon jerk , and slipping on the asphalt paving th horses rolled together to the ground. Bystanders ran forward and caught the anl mals as they struggled to their feet ; the ruu away was stopped. It was a brave and valorous action skillfull ; done. All honor to the cowboy and his Ht.li scrub nag. Omaha Kepubllcan. THE RAILWAY RATE WAI ? . The flght or freight rates between Chicago and Omaha Btill continues , and t-l.ippsrs of west-bound goods from Chicago can make about any rate they please. It seems to be the determina tion of the manager. * to stick the knife in deep and make the u a- sharp and strong. The claim is made in sonic quarters that the trouble cannot be arranged without recon- etructing or abolish ng the Tripartite and making a new deal oa Nebraska business. The Northwestern is i.ot anxious to continue in the Western Trunk Line association except upon its own terms > u its refusal to put in the Sioux ; City & Pacific business shows. The Union Pacific , which saw jn the formation of the Tripartite a menus of shutting off useless competition , awakes to the grim fact that one of the members of the association Is pushing a parallel road westward through its territory with alarming rapidity , and i even now bid ding high for the cattle and grain traflic of NebrasKa. The Bock Is-land and Milwaukee & St. Paul also view with dissatisfaction the branching out of the Northwestern into Ne braska and the great west beyond , while they are chopped off on the eastern banks of the Missouri. Taken as a whole the situation is peculiar. There is not a road in the associa tion , with the exception probably of the Wa- br.6h , which is Jn the receiver's hands , that can tell decisively whether it wants to break the treaty or not. Most of them are "playing It both ways" in the hope of "wfiipsawfug' thegame. The Burlington , of course , is an interested onlooker , just doing enough to protect itself. Meanwhile rates go tumbling down , and Omaha merchants are putting in heavy stocks of goods. One commission firm in this city Bent a man to Chicago yesterday to buy pota toes , in preference to getting them at Papil- lion , the freight from tbo latter station to Omaha being 14 cents per ICO Ibs. and from Chicago to Omaha only 10 cents a 100. [ Omaha Herald. THE STATE IN BRIEF. The three-year-old child of John Estel , of Omaha , fell down stairs and suffered concus- lion of the brain. Hon. B. F. Perkins , of Tecumseh , is en- Horsed by the Johnson county democrats for United States district attorney. The Nebraska stock yards company nt Lin coln is making preparations to proceed with work. The Buckingham theater at Omaha became too "loud" in its performances and the au thorities were compelled to suppress the Ehow. Plans for the retaining wall of the Douglas tounty court bouse have been received and the contract for the work will be let at once. From Custer county residents it is learned that a large majority of new comers to tha" county are of the wealthy class. Some of them have invested as high as SJ.OOO In im provements on claims filed on since Febru ary. Large frame houses and roomy barns are numerous. The village board of Juniata have decided lo grant license to sell liq-or to all who apply. The Arapahoe Pioneer says that a new comer whose name was not learned had his household goods entirely destroyed /md a number of sheep badly burned by the flre which raged east of Elm creek last week. Negotiations are under way for the trans fer of about 13,000 acres of land in a body in Harlan county. The Orleans Sentinel had a close call for destruction by flro last week. Timely arrival of help subued the flames. Ashland has no adequate means for extin guishing fires , and as where this is not at hand insurance men are refusing to issue policies , the citizens will probably take steps at an early day to provide protection against conflagrations. An Omaha hotel has registered 5,000 names since the 1st of January. The official returns give Mayor Boyd , ol Omaha , a majority of 177 votes. Arapahoe Is thinking seriously of raising the saloon license to $1.000 per annum. In the oratorical contest at Hastings , A. V. House , of Crete , was given the first honors. Dawes county is eaid to bo filling up fastei with eettlers than any county ever before settled in the state. The county commissioners of Douglas county expect to take possession of the new courthouse In a few weeks. At Genoa , W. E. Walton , while loading bogs , was badly injured by being hit on the head with a piece of scantling. has developed a1 A severe case of small-pox Omaha a negro from Denver. He was taken to the pest house and will probablydie. The superintendent of the Homo of the Friendless at Lincoln reports : Admitted dur Now in the Home , sixty-five. lag the quarter children and twenty-three thirteen babies , twenty-five adults. \ nv * The new mayor or umana proposes to rcj ulato the gambling bouses. Some of tbo mo dlsrcputiiblo places bavo been closed cntlr ly. uml at others the doors ore shut to tblevc tramps and "tin-horn" gamblers. Prof. Lane , superintendent of census , ar bis chief clerk , Braa Cook , pays the Llnco ! Journal , are deep In the work of preparir for a thorough and complete census of tl state , under the law passed at the recent se slon of the legislature. They will have over ; thing ready to begin the work at the time r quired , unless the apathy of the people In r mete and sparsely settled Districts leav ( them without competent enumerators. The grand commandery of Knights TempU in session at Lincoln elected officers for tL ensuing year as follows : Grand Commando Allen B. Smith ; Deputy Grand Commandc Edwin F. Warren ; Grand Genorallssimi Charles P. Kcedham ; Grand Captain Genera John J. womple : Grand Prelate. Lcroy ] Brltt ; Grand Senior Warden , Henry Gibboni Grand Junior Wnrden , H. E. Nlcodemuf Grand Treasurer , James S. France ; Gran llecorder , William B. Bowen ; GnradStandar Bearer , Edgar C. Salisbury ; Grand Swor Bearer , Alfred C. Cass ; Grand Warden , Alfre W- White ; Grand Captain of the Guard , Asl bury Townsond. Fremont waa selected the next place of mooting of the grand con mandery. The farmers of Harlan county have sow ; about aa much small grain this year as lasl The corn crop will be about one-third more 1 ; acres than last season. Brownville saloon keepers have been BUCI by Mrs. Worrall for $10,000 damages. Mrs Worrall's husband was recently killed by on < Hall , whom it is said was drunk at the tim on whisky sold by defendants. The Bcporter says there were forty-flvo en tries made at the Valentine land office befon noon on Monday. This gives something o an Idea of the rush for land In that section o the state. Creljrhton needs and Is determined to bav < a mill and a brick yard in the near future. Tie Atkinson Graphic says : Last Wedncs day , Mr. Chambers' children , living on tin Mead farm In Pleasantview neighborhood were playing with a 32-calibro revolver , am while in the hands of a boy twelve years ok It went oir. the ball striking his little sister flve years old , just over the left eye am came out at the side of the head without pan etrating the brnln. It was a narrow escape for the little one , but with proper trcatmcii she will probably come out all right. Judge William Gaslin has sold h's farn west of Alma to parties from Humbolt There were 1,1520 acres In the place and it sold for $12.50 per acre. On last Friday , says the Alma Tribune , f prairie fire broke out on Mill creek , this coun ly. The wind , which was blowing a gale , seer ilrovo the flre toward the residence of M. H Burr. In his effort to save his residence he ivas overtaken by the flre and almost burned ; o death. His face , arms and legs were horri bly burned and his hands were so badly burn- ? d that the nails are all coming off. A. Bald , vln , who happened to be at Mr. Burr's was ilso badly burned about the hands and face. 't was by his efforts that Mr > Burr was saved : rom being burned to death. No damige : was lone to property by the flre farther than the lestruction of timber. In Nanco county the other day two chil- Iren , one ten and the other two years old , vere burned to death. The elder child , by re- luest of his father , flred a hay-stack , his litt.e > rother being on top at the time. Seeing his irother enveloped in flames the larger boy vent to his rescue and both were EO badly mrned that death soon ensued. The parents ire terribly distressed over the sad event. Dixon county recently voted on a proposl- ion to Issue 530,000 In bonds , with which to ike up the outstanding indebtedness against lie county. The total bonded debt of Otoe countv with atercst duo thereon up to April 1,1885 , is 4C2.012.50. This does not include registered - outstanding warrants. Twenty men and ten horses keep the paved trcets of Omaha clean. Their work com- icnccs at midnight and generally ends about a. m. Preacher Van Doran. of Boone county , la. , rent to Hasr.ngs in October last to expound he gospel. In walking about the back streets t a late hour of night Van Doran fell off the ralk and sustained injuries for which ho liinks the city of Hastings should pay him 10,1:51. : Van Doran claims ? 5.030 for bodily njuries , 85,000 for less of time and § 131 for A cowboy , in Adams county , too poor to avc but one name , and that "Tom , " was be- ore Justice Kirk last week on a charge of dultery with Mrs. Bosye , a married woman , 'om wan'ed a change of venue , and look It iy jumping on the back of a thoroughbred anre , and striking out for Kansas. A district fair will be held in Omaha in Sep- cmber at which tTicrc will be races and other .ttractions. Two companies of the Fifth Unite ! States avalry have been ordered to the western iartof thesta'c. John McCarty has been arrested and jailed t Falls City on charge of stealing cattle The son of Dr. Kerr , at Falls City , acciden- ally shot himself in the leg with a 32-calibre evolvcr. There are doubts about physicians icing able to save the injured member. Among needed enterprises at Plainview is a rist mill. The man who puts in the enter * irlEe will get good interest on the invest" nent. The Lincoln Journal says the University acuity , which has been working at the course if study for some time , has finally completed ts 1 bors. Sweeping changes have been lade in all the course ? , the general tendency icing toward specialization. Kearney is building two school-houses at a est of $10,000 each. Bcatrica Is building $40,001 worth of hutches this season. The commissioners of Douglas county , nct- ng under the advice of the county attorney , rill refuse to accept the furnishing of the lO'inty officers' rooms. Mrs. Patrick Finnegan , of Platte county las been decreed a divorce on the ground of irunkcnncss and extreme cruelty. Dcfend- mt also has to pay SJ.500 alimony. Mrs. George White , of Butler county , uicidcd by the u-e of strychnine , dying in ibout twenty minutes after taking the fatal ! rug. The lady was laboring under an abcr- atlon of mind. A dog supposed to be suffering with rabbics fas shot in Schtiyler the other day. It is cared that he bit several dogs in the nelgh- lorhood , and owners have been requested to : eep them chained. / At Beatrice durin ? a heavy rain storm , the inrn on the premises occupied by C M. Bigg .t Fourth and High streets , was struck by Ightnlng , and taking flre , soon burned down. Lt the time of the flre , a heavy south wind ras blowing , but the rain had been falling teadily for two hours and every thing out of ; oors was thoroughly soaked so that the flre ras prevented from spreading. Two spans of the B. & M. railroad bridge , 00 feet In length , across the Republican at Joncordiowere burned. BRIEFLY TOLD. The , week of opera in Chicago was a gro success. Tbo receipts were $135,000. John M. Buchanan , postmaster at Vlctx Iowa , has been arrested for converting mon order funds to his own use. The president of the board of police co : mlssloners of St. Louis has laid all the part ulars of Mr.Prellor's murder before Secreta of State Bayard and the British minister Washington and asked their co-operation arresting the murderer and bringing htm justice. Mrs. Mary Ireland , of New York , who husband was , as alleged , Involuted Into Ca ada by English officials and thence transpoi cd to England for trial on the charge of d sertton from the British army , has recclvi word from her husband at Sterling Cast ! Scotland , dated the Oth inst. , stating that 1 had been released as no evidence can t found against him , and he "would not sum dor. " Dispatches from Fulton , Mo. , state that tl people of CaliOwny county are greatly d ; courafecd at the failure so/far to stamp 01 pleuro-pneumonia among the cattle in th county. Leading stockmen of St. Louis w mnke n personal appeal to the governor f i an extra session of the legislature. It stated that the cattle interest in the state hi already suffered a depreciation in value i over half a million dollars. The published reports of the battle of Cht cuhuapa , on March 31 , say that theGimtemn ans left l.GOO on the battlo-flold. San Sulvadc had 50 killed and 150 wounded , includin many officers. The Guatemalans say that 1 obtain the body of General Barrios coi twenty lives. The body waa conveyed 1 Guatemala and interred with military hoi ors. Since pence was signed by San Salvad ( and Guatemala , general confidence in con mcrcial circles is returning. .The Spanish government has received offei from England for several torpedo boats 1 process of construction in England on Spai Ish account. Ernest Williams and Patrick Lawler , minei and noted pugilists at Wilkesbarre. Pn agreed to settle a grudge by resorting to th prize ring. Accordingly the men met in lonely spot on Snake Island. After the fin round , during which Williams had the n < vantage , Lawler's friends broke into the rin ind a general tight ensued. Pistols , clubs an billies were used , and a number of William ; friends were injured. The news that General Lawton had decline the Russian mission was received at Savar lah from Washington on the 2Ist. Gcncrt Lawton's action was based on a desire to sav : he administration any possible embarrass nent which a flght over his confirmation ii .he senate might cause. Near Greenwich , Conn. , Barclay Johnsor ion of a prominent railroad lawyer , whll valklng in the woods with his mother and sif er , shot and killed them both and then kille limself. Mrs. Johnson was shot in the baci if the head , the sister in the mouth , after a : ipparent struggle , and again in the eye. Th nurderer then placed the revolver to his righ ye and sent a bullet through his own brain le was insane. The commission appointed by the Mexicai ; overnment to revise the Mexican Centra irovislonal tariff and classification has ac epted the new tariff proposed by the com inny. It now goes 10 the secretary of publii rorks for approval , which is merely a form iowever , now that the commission is notified nd it will probably take effect June 1. Gen. Grant weighs 141 pounds. Thre ( ionths ago he weighed 102 pounds. J. B. Hagan , a prominent stock raiser and hipper of southern Illinois , fell under a Wa- iash train near the stock yards , in Chicago , nd was instantly killed. The heaviest snow storm ever known ir lolorado occurred on the 24th. Fully twentj iches fell , as much as the aggregate of tin revions falls of a whoa ! winter. 'Jjiie snow i very heavy and numberless ro5fs have alien , but without fatal results so far as ra- orted. At the session of the Iowa encampment of lie Grand Army of the Kepublic t ie state jgjslature was recommended to appropriate lO..OOO for the establishment of a soldiers ome. The revised edition of the Old Testament , rhich will appear simultaneously in London , few York ana Philadelphia May 21 , will meet rith a large sale , but it will not be so large as liat for the revised edition of the New Testa- icnt. This version is the joint property ol lie universities of Oxford mid Cambridge , nd each will issuvs its own edition , although oth will be printed from plates fiom one scl f types. The various publishing houses are rorkingin harmony , and copies of the new rork cannot be obtained before the time pccifled. All the editions offered for sale in liis country are imported complete , no sheets ven having been sent forward for binding , leavy orders for the work from New York , loston and Chicago have already been re- eived , and the sales will no doubt be very irge. A Washington special says : Representative leaver is here , very busy looking after mat ers for his constituents and endeavoring t < ecure in their places various clerks for when e has found office in times past. He will ob ect to certifying to the fitness of his demo ratic constituents who apply for office , ai everal other republican congressman arc oing under the new era of good feeling. Tin ntlre Nebraska delegation are fully satisllec rith Mr. Cleveland's course. Laird and Val- ntine still linger here. A grand jury in London indicted Cunning am and Burton , the dynamiters , for trcasoi nd felony. Nearly 10,000 Sunday school children of Dub n marched in procession to Phtcnix Park rith banners and musicto present an addresi o the prince and princess of Wales. In a Chicago court a cattle dealer front 'exas was awarded judgment for $ t5Ct5 againsi he Western Union Telegraph company for ai rror in a quotation sent over the wires hrough which he lost the amount claimed. The Illinois house declined an Invitation ol he Illinois Central road to visit the New Or 3uns exposition , notwithstanding that tin peaker drew up a resolution favoring the rip. Eeighteen cases of small-pox have devel ped within a week in the Hotel Dicu at Mon real. Under orders of the United States court al ndianapolis , the Cleveland , Indiana and Si , ouis road was sold to Thomas C' Platt , foi he American Express company , his bid being 40,000. There are eighteen miles of track ir peration , from Anderson to Nobleville. CAPITAL BRIEFS. The secretary of state has received a d ! mtch from the United States consul at Mad id. saying that he is informed by the direct ir-peneral of health that there is no cholcr ; n Spain , and that the cases recently reportei n the province of Valencia are not cholera. Postoffice Inspector Stewart arrested Ed v-ard'Whalen , Frank Mitchell. Wm. Conners 'ohn Harrison and Albert Hal-.tead on th < " * " . - , - - - charge of robbing the postoffico at Gils 111. , on March 10th. The inspector , in hist ! patch , states that the evidence is conclusl as to the guilt of the persons arrested. The president has made the following i polntrncnts : Ministers resident and consi general Wm. D. Bloxbam. of Florida , to I livla ; Bayless W. Hanna , of Indiana , to P sla : Walker ream , of Louisiana , to Bonn nia , Servla and Greece. To be consuls of t United Slates James Murray , of Now Yoi to St. Johns , N. B. ; Boyd Winchester , of Ki tucky , to 'Nice , Franco ; Charles P. Kimbn Of Illinois , to Stuttgart , Germany. Senator Manderson had a conference w ! Secretary Manning , to hasten the nrran ) menu for making Omaha a full port of cuti Uku St. Louis. The secretary of the treasury has detail three clerks to the second comptroller's elli to assist in the settlement of accounts , part ularly those of pension agents , which are arrears. Arrangements have also been mai for a more prompt examination of these t counts in the third auditor's office. The secretary of the treasury has given c tiers for the immediate repairs of .the reveni steuiner "Manhattan , " now at Baltimore , wl a view to utilizing It as a quarantine boat Cape Charles station. President Cleveland refused to pardon Gei oral Swaim , judge advocate genera , of tl army. The president has signed the commissions < the collectors of internal revenue appointc since the adjournment of congress , includii ; that of Ebon F. Pillsbury as collector of tl Third district of Massachusetts , over whic there was said to be some dispute. Nofurthi notion has been taken in the case of CollecK Craig , of Virginia , who declined to resign ! the request of the secretary of the treasurj It has been referred to the president and it understood that he will order the suspcnsio of Mr. Craig. William Jono1 , a workman , brutally mu dered Mrs. Alexander Kinney at Stony Hill , lonely place on the Second Orange mountaii about four miles from Plalnfleld , N. J. , an then committed suicide. City Marshal Stcele , of Clarksdale , Miss tried to arrest John House , a drunken braki man , the other day. House drew a si ? shooter and opened fire. Steele returned tli shots. After emptying his pis'.ol Hotis sought refuge behind a box. The City ma slial flred his last shot just as House was ge ting behind his barricade and the latter fe dead. Near Forney , Texas , two strange negroe with drawn pistols entered the caboose of freight train on the Texas and Pacifle roat' A brakeman named B. S. Cloud , who was foi tunately armed , opened flre. The negroc jumped off and the train hastened to Forne ; station. An alarm was given and aposs started in pursuit of the negroes , who wer soon coutured. _ FOREIGN NOTES. Dispatches from Cabul state that the amee of Afghanistan has reiterated the staternen that he is competent to defend Herat agains the Russians without the aid of the Englisli The Armstrong works at Newcastle havinj eceived an order from Russia for a larg < quantity of war material , declined to fill i and has given notice to the British admiralt ; of the nature of the order. The Duchess of Edinburg , daughter "of tin czar , is greatly distressed at the strained re lations existing between Russia and England She is prepared to start , if necessary , in a fev hours for Cobourg , where she will reside ii the event of war. A telegram from Alexandria to the Ex change Telegraph company states that th < French consul general has informed the khc dive and Nubar Pasha , Egyptian foreign mln ister , of his instructions to suspend oflicia relations with the government of Egypt. The same telegram also states that the consu general has left Cairo for Alexandria to cm bark for Europe. JiOKEAS OX A. ItEXDEK. 1 Storm That is Feared to Have Jlcen Disas trous in Its llesnlts. A Mcxia ( Texas ) special says : Prairie irove neighborhood , eight miles south of dcxia , was visited by a severe cyclone , caus- ng serious results to life and property. A , wo-story school house , in which were about Lfty children , was blown down and torn to rieces , killing one and wounding several. several residences and stores were demolished. Larkin Gentry's house some distance from the rillage was wrecked , and himself , wife and : hild" killed. Other serious results are proba- > le , as the country is thickly settled in the lirectitm which the storm took. The Wichita road is badly washed. A freight jain on the latter road went through a bridge it Clear "Water , and Frank McDaniels , engi- iccr , was drowned. The fireman and brake- nan also went down with the train , but they aught in a tree and were rescued. At the atest accounts the water was subsiding , but it vas still very high and it will take several days or it to run off. Advices from Kingman con- irm the previous reports of the flood there. Jreat damage was done to business property n town and ten live ? are reported lost. Traf- ic on the Wichita & Western railroad between iVichita and Kingman is suspended and he bridges on this road and. the Atchison , Toncka and Santa Fe at Cheney , Belle Plaine md Clear Water arc washed away. Other dls- jatches state the storm extendeil into western Missouri , and that many streams there over- lowed their banks , and that much property las been destroyed , and that the railroads raversiug that section have been washed away n places , and traflic is greatly interrupted. Advices also come from northern Texas noting L very heavy rainfall , extending over a large cction oC country.einbracing Dennison , Abi- ene , Fort Worth , Dallas , and other places. At Jainsville , the Pecan and Elm creeks over- lowed their banks , and besides washing away nuch propcrtv , several lives are reported lost. iVomen and children clung to the branches of , rees for hours before they were res- : ued. Several streets in Dallas were deluged vith water , and a high wind damaged a nura- > er of houses. The Red river is very high and it last accounts was rising very rapidly , and 'can of great damage aloug its banks was ap- irehcuded. MR. nAXZAy GETS T.EFT. BeacJi , the Australian. Wears the Champion ship Jielt. The steamer "Australia , " which arrived at 5an Francisco a few days ago left Sidney , Vmrch 27th , the day before the Hanlan-Beach ace occurred. The Auckland Evening Star jubllshes the following telegraph particulars : The skulling match between Wm. Beach and Bdward Hanlun. on March 2Sth , on the Para- mil. a river , was for 500 and the champion- ibip of the world. The banks of the river ilong the course were crowded with spectu- : ors and the most intense interest manitestcd jy all prer.ent. Both men were in splendid jondition. Hanlan rowed in his new ruddered joat. Both men got away ivell together. In i few moments Beach gradually drew ahead jntil ho was half a boat's length from Han- an. At Putney the Australian was a length o the fore. At this point Hanlan seemed to jo laboring heavily , while Beach was fresh ind pulling strong. In passing Gladesville it , vas apparent to all that the race was virtual- y over. Beach won as he liked , coming in six engtbs ahead amidst a perfect storm of the wildest cheera. " The new Christian church at Ashland is re * iving the finishing touches and will be eady for dedication In a couple of weeks. SETTLEKS JIECO3T1NO AXSIOV8. In Conteyitence of the Threatening Atllti of Oregon Indiana. Portland ( Ore. ) dlepatch : Very recent i ports from portions of eastern Oregon , caste Washington Territory and western Idaho itu cate a restlessness among the Indians th bodes trouble in the near future. Betwci the white settlers and the Indians a stroi feeling of animosity exists , which has intcm fled with time. One fruitful source of Irrit tion between the whites and Indians has bc < the rivalry and jealousy concerning the u and occupation of immense grazing tract These grass-producing regions have for yea been considered as "neutral grounds , " which the horses and cattle of one belonged i much as to the other. Naturally , the hostlli of conflicting Interests had full scope fi action ami exercise under such favorable co dltions. If cuttle were run off , stolen , i killed , belonging to white ranchers , the I dians m'ssed any of their horses , the whi man was at the bottom of It. Frequently tl inevitable clashing of Interests resulted i sanguinary meetings between herdsmen an Indians. Occasionally the bodv of a whil man was found pierced by an Indian bnllc In sueh cases the real mur.Icrcr could not I tracked down , and not infrequently unjustifli ble revenge was taken by the friends or rcli tivvs of tlie murdered person on some unfo tuuate and innocent Si wash found stragirlln away from his tribe. For years these i-eprl als have been indulged in. In few cases tl perpetrators of murders have been detectec arrcs'ied and punished by the civil authorities and , in not a few cases , the Indian effendi has been dealt with summarllv at the hands c a court presided over by Judge Lvnch. I'r vate and personal revenge has been gratilie in numbers of cases on both sides , and "tl ; score has been wiped out in blood. " Utiriii the more recent wars the Chief Joseph , am later , the Bannock campaign murder : ; , crue tics , and nameless outrages were committed b the brutal and lustful savages on helpless an defenseless women. Relatives and Irlemls c these helpless victims survive , and ritli thei the lires of hatred and vengeance atill jxloi with a fierce heat. A few days aso consider : ) ble excitement was caused In Asotin count } Washington territory , by the appearance c two Indians , who , it is asserted , came froi Umatilla reservation , in Oregon. These hi dians were said to ba horsj thieves. Bet were stopped , and their horses tikcn fror them and sent back to their owners. This , i was thought , was the easier way out of th trouble. Along thu Whiuman county shore of the Snake river numbeis of Indians win make their living by fishing in the river am raising horses upon the surrounding hills These Indians possess many horse * , and , as ; ' - the well eatei coiiM'quencc , ki-ep range pretty out , to thedlsgustof afew white tattlers in tha vicinity , who have no better riuht to the rangi than have the Indians , " \et desi.c to monopo lize it. Word has just" been received that i number of white men are now engaged ii making a round-up of Indian horses. for tin purpose of driving them off the ran < re am over the line into British Columbia. The an thorities of Whitman countv arc inve itigatim the matter. Retaliation is expected from thi Indians should this outrage be allowed ti eon linuc , and serious dilliculfies would inevitable follow. The Indians in southeastern Oregon" about Fort liidwcll , Stein mountain and War ner vulluy , arc reported to be very restless am insolent , and trouble is apprehended. Theau thorities state and military are very vigi lant , and are taking every precaution to prevent vent an outbreak among them. It is thought however , the Indians are too wise especiailj ! u the light of their past experience with tin ivhites to provoke another war. THE jBoriyss FIIOH TEXAS. The Effort Halting to Guard Ayalnst Theit Spreading Disease. The commissioner of agriculture has issued ; he following circular : "My attention has re- : ently been directed 'to the fact that various itates and territories have prohibited the in- reduction of Texas cattle because of the al- eged danger they will communicate a fatal liscase to the native cattle of such states and erritories. Such prohibition is very dctri- neutal to the cattle industry of the whole , tate of Texas , and I am informed by the chief if the bureau of animal industrv and by man } ithers acquainted with the subject that the attic from a considerable part of this state do lot communicate such diseases and are not ources of danger to the cattle of other states , therefore , to secure reliable and abundant in- ormation as to the limits of that portion of Texas from which cattle may be safely taken o other states without restrictions , the com- aissioncrs request the cattle men of the vari- us grazing counties in Texas to send an au- wer to the questions appended , directed to he bureau of animal industry , department of griculture , at Washington. First Have you purchased any bulls or tber cattle , or "do you know of any that have een brought from north of the south line of Tansas to your vicinity or to any part of the ounties named ! If so. state tne number and > cation as near as possible to which they were iken , and the number , if any , which died of cclimut on. Second Do you know of any case in which attic from the'castern counties of Texas have een taken to the coun tics named in the spring r summer months and allowed to pasture on : ie same ranges with cattle native to these 3imties ? If so , state if any disease occurred rnong the native cattle and give the symp- jms and numbers affected as far as possible. The commissioner then says : If the cattle- ' icn of the district referrcd'to unite in send- ig this information at once it is hoped that it ill be possible to secure a modification of ic restrictions now placed upon the Texas ittlc trade to such an extent as to bringgreat ? Hcf. NOP.MAN- COLEMAN , Commissioner of Agriculture. OA" THE ISTUXUS. I Large Force of United States Marines on Duty. A dispatch from Panama , via Galveston. Ipril 21st , says : The arrival ot the steamer Acapulco" places a very strong force of imerican marines and sailors on the isthmus- t waa expected that the landing of this force roull cause much Initation , and this was rue. More feeling , however , was displayed iy the French than the Colombians. The lat er understood the cause of the proceeding etter than the former. All opposition is iow ended. Captain Itied's company furni h- s a guard to trains on the Panama rai.road , nakinjr six trips daily with armored cars , 'he men are now comfortable at their bar- acks. At Matchin. Captain Huntington. rith 150 men and a battery of three guns , has upprosed the trouble and yielded good ser- icc to the interests of the place. The peace commission from Panama reach- d Buena Ventura on Friday. Their mission ras ignored and the canal launch conveying ho members of the commission captured : hc war ship Bovaca is towing an Enirlish nlk and ihe Italian bark Genova. with one houBand men on board , who will attack Aiz- iura at Panama. The revolutionary leader vcrs that he will resist this force , and states hat their presence Is an invasion of one sov- reign state by another and i * not a national ffort to enforce authority. The troops are eported to be embarking at Buena Ventura or this place. Serious trouble is expected , nd It is believed it can only be avoided by oreign intervention. The canal work is hin- ered , business is beinir destroyed and the in- abitants are in a continual state of alarm , lany families are leaving the city. A * to suppression of I'neittnonia. The first comptroller of the treasury has iven an opinion to the commissioner of agrl- ulture in regard to his authority under the ppropriation for such "disinfeclon and uarantine measures as may be necessary to rcvent the spread ot disease from one ptate nd territory to another. " Under the bill for lie establishment of a bureau of animal In- ustries the first comptroller holds that the owerof the commissioner is broad and un- imitcd as to the means employed by him to arry out the disinfection and quarantine and liat he can cause such disinfection as be may ecm proper and use such means as bethinks eat t carry out the purposes of the act. He aid the slaughter of mfectcJ animals mar bo nlcred if it is deemed necessary and any tl'er moans employed that do tot exceed the itnits of the appropriation. SlIAKlXa I1AXDS WITH Interesting Fact * Recalled ly a Visit to the 1'renldent by Col. Sillier , of Xebrtnku. Washington special to the Omaha Herald "You are a remarkably well preserved man for of " remarked President eighty-sir years age , Cleveland to Col. Miller , of Omaha , as he shook his haud warmly. "How do you man age to retain such excellent health ! " inquired the president , and thereupon Col. Miller dis closed the secret of Ids longevity , which con sisted in the utter disuse of overcoats , llaunel ehlrts and extra warm clothing generally. Thu president , whose vigorous health Is quite re markable , heartily agreed with Col. Miller and was Inclined to fully carry out his meth ods , as he had practically done In part for many years. "rorty-two years ago , " said Col. Miller , "on my last visit to Washington , I had a pleasant chat with President Jackson. " "Well , we sec few men hero who can say that. " replied the president. "I had one vis itor last week who said he had seen every pres ident except Washington , but this was an ex- c-ptlonal case. " "We came down from Utlca , " continued Colonel Miller , "mostly by stage , except down New York bay In u steamer and a remarkable ride of 17'xJ miles hi 47 minutes over the little railroad from New Castle to F/enchtown. The best hot"l in Albany charged 75 cents per day , but in Washington we paid § 1.5'J at the 'In dian Queen , ' which was an exorbitant price for that day. Congress was in session and Webster , Cullioun , Butler and other great men were In the senate , and the North Carolina lina secession question was agitating thu jml > - llu mind. Washington was u mud-hole then , and I had a hard time reaching the. U'liite House , the same building we sit in to-day , ( ieneral Jackson greeted mo warmly and inquired about the sentiment against se cession in New York. * I have heard from every hamlet in the country , ' nervously ex- i-laimed President Jackson , 'and Tstippo = e we should make some concession to UIUH : Carolina lina people , but if the worst comes to the ivorst , I can have in twenty days u hundred thousand troops on the move , ' and the general leaped from his chair and struck a most fero- Lious attitude. " 1'residcnt Cleveland was much Interested in [ Vilonel Miller's reminiscences , and made an /niragemcnt with the colonel to firing around in "original Cleveland man. " So to-day the oloncl escorted young Master Polloek , of hn.ih.1 , to the White Home. President L/'luveland was much interested in the bright ) ov and predicted great things for him In th- future. "You may be president some day , " xelaimed President Cleveland as he putted : he head of thu child. THE SANTKE SlOfX lirSUUVATIOX. Et-llpprcsentatlvc Valentine was here for n 'cw davs looking after some land matters. A nan like Valentine , with an eye to windward or the main chance , has plenty of opportuni- ies for making money in Washington by in- brmation obtained "ahead of the publie hrnuch the various departments. "We are not vtry much disturbed out of our ray about the allotment in thu opening of the antee Sioux reservation , " remarkedvalun- ine. "We were glad to get the executive or- ler in any shape , and could not anticipate .and Com'missioner Price's instructions allot- ing eighty acres to each Indian child. This Is learly" in" opposition to all existing treaties nd will , of course , be changed. We have put hu matter in such a clear light that the gov- niment understands the situation and will act eon , I think. " ZOA7J0A" AGAIX SHAKEN Ur. The Admiralty JlitiliUinj the Scentof a De utritetire JZfploslon Titvoriea lleijardlmj the Samp. London dispatch : This morning an explo- iioti occurred in the basement of the admiralty milding. The building was badly damaged , md many persons injured , among whom are , hc head ollicials of the departments. Kdwin wainson , assistant secretary and principal : lerk , received a severe scalp wound. It is re- rartlcd as certain that gun cotton or dynamite vus the cause of the explosion. Mr. Swain- on's room was completely wrecked , and tliu .djaicht corridor * badly damaged. A critical xamination into the cause is in progress. No me has been arrested , nor any ou detained in suspicion. No clue of any kind has \et icen obtained. Swainson gives as his 'pinion ' , that the explosive wa * thrown ute the room through a window. His oem was On the ground floor ami im mediately back of the admiralty oflice. 'he staircase leadirg to the board room in the outhwest corner of the building waa dcinol- shed. The iron railm ; ; of the stain-a.su was rrenchcd from its fastenings , and windows , -ithin fifty yards of thu phu-u n here tuts ex- lesion occurred were broken. It is said two men were noticed reconnoiter- ig. They wen ; seen to enter tnu garden in rout of Swainson's oflice this inocning. One f them carried a tin can which he placed in a ecess in the passjgeway leading to the ollice > . 'he men attracted little attention , as survey- rs and a number of workmen had been at ork on the ground for some time. Two olli- ials , however , took particular notice of these ten , and claim they can identify them in a rowd. Detectives arc working up their cases , wainson , who is now known to be the only erson injured , was taken to the hospital. Nears ars are entertained of his death. The cabinet was immediately informed by degrjph of the explosion and tacts connect- 1 therewith asci-rtalnable. At first it was opposed the explosion was caused bydvna- ilte , and was the outcome of a plot hatched y either dynamiters or nihilists for the pur- ese of hampering war preparations by the in-eminent. An inspector , after a cursory xamiuation , expressed a doubt as to whether ic explosion was caused by gas , gunpowder r dvnamite. The police now think that the explosion was ic result of private malice , a Swalnson was reatly disliked by several emploves of the Ilice , and it is thought that the outrage was ic work of employes , for no stranger could ass the janitor without documents showing e had business with some of the heads of th ; epartmenta. "HOLD VI' TOl'Ji Ulo loijija Xoffd Desperado and Horxe Thief Killf-d tttj u Sheriff. McPhersontKansasdispatch : MikeTouna- . noted desperado and horse thief from Mon- ina. was wanted for a long time by the au- lorities of Mitchell , Itice. Ellsworth and cno counties , for numerous crimes. Finally reward of S100 was offered by the authors- cs , and Sheriff Frank McGrath. of Mitchell junty , took the case in hand. He followed ic desperado for two weeks until he had lo tted him near the farm of Frank U'auth. a -spectabic larmer. to whose daughter the 9unsr outlaw was engaged. The sheriff suc- . * eded in gettmy a letter addressed to the- jungladyin question , announcing the des- erado's arrival and makinjr arrangement" > r an elopement. Mr. McGrath then entered IB house of Mr. Wauth under an atsumed lime , pretending to be a Missouri fanner iokmg for land , and waited two days for hie line. On the eveninir of the second day , April 13. boy entered the house bringing a message om Youn& that he wished to § etc icgirl. The sheriff remarked : "Why don't 2 come himself like a gentleman ? " The mes- > n-er departed and a few minutes later the jsperado rode up to the house on one of bis olcn horses. Aa soon aa the desperado en- Ted the bouse Sheriff McGrath covered him. Jdmg in his left hand n 44-calibre Colt's and i bis right an American bulldog revolver. s he exclaimed. "Mike Young , I have awar- intforyou. hold up your hand" , " thpdescer- lo tried to icach his pistol pocket. The sher- : called once more to him to hold up his inds , and a * he did not obey the second time. flred with his left hand , hitting the outlaw i the forehead , riirht above the eyebrows. s the man fell he dropped a 43-calibre ) lt's revolver. The dead outlaw stood six feet two In his xits. His last crime was the theft of flve ; rses. stolen within two weeks , and amongst icm ere a pair of fine mares belonging to ic father of his sweetheart. A COOL burglary Breaking into a LOW bank.