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JT. M. & 15. M. KiantlEIX , Pnba. McCOOK. : : : : NEE NEWS OF NEBRASKA. THE JfEDAtt roa Ex-Gov. FURNAS. In uc cordancowlth a resolution adopted by the last legislature , Secretary Itogrgcn proceeded to the securing of a medal for Governor I'ur nas. Tills modal , the Lincoln Journal says , i ; entirely of pold with the exception of om small square of enamel. From a bar at tin top and partly cut into the bar hangs a smal equaro bearing : the national Has : with th ( words , "Nebraska , she Is just eighteen yean old. " A bar with a circular plate at the con tcr hangs by short chains from this. The clr clo boars the recipient's monogram in gold oi different tints. I3olow this hangs the Amerl can eagle with a shield in its talons , and at tached Folidly to this by one point is a six- pointed star surrounded by a wreath. In the xnladlo of the star Nebraska's coat of arms h wonderfully wrought in different colora oi gold , and on the different points nro designs representing the products of the soil and im plements of toll. On the reverse of the star is the following inscription : It W. FtnmAS , Commissioner of Nebraska , 1B84 Now Orleans Exposition 1833 With the thanks of the Legislature. "Palman qui Merult Ferat. " The whole forms a rich , beautiful and an" woprlato trophy and is one of whicti Gov. Furnas may well feel proud for itself as for that which its preseutatlon implies. Following is the letter of transmission which will bo forwarded with the medal sc Gov. Furnas : STATE OP NUBKASKA , ) SECHETAUV'S OFFICE , v LINCOLN , NEU. , April SOth , ISSo. j Hon , Robert W. Furnas , Commissioner from JJobraska , Now Orleans Exposition : Dear Sir I have the honor. In accordance with the provision of a joint resolution , adopted by the legislature of Nebraska and approved March E , A. D. , 18S5. to tender to you herewith a copy of the t-ald joint resolu tion , expressing the most grateful thanks of the senate and the house of representatives of this stale for your efforts on beh-ilf of Ne braska at the world's exposition , andapold medal commemorative of i hose services and the occasion that called them out. Permit mo to tender , also , my congratula tions to you upon this well deserved recogni tion by tbe representatives of the people , and upon your eminent success In representing our young but great commonwealth at the exposition at New Orleans. I am , sir , most respectfully your obedient servant , EmVAKD P. KOfiGEN , Secretary of State. A BELLE OF THE RINK. A merchant of Ta cura'ck was in the city yesterday in search of his wife , who left him three weeks ajo. pro fessedly to visit her sister-in-law in Iowa. The husband supplied her with all of the money and new clothes that she wanted , and supposed that she had gone to visit a * she said , but after a letter and a telegram to her bad been unanswered ho telegraphed to his brother-in-law and found that the wife had not been there. The wife , who married when she had just entered her teens , is : i vivacious and pretty brunette , and since their child , a little boy , now three years old. was born , the husband has obligingly stayed at home evenings with the baby to allow his wife to go with her brother 1o parties and enter tainments. During the past winter the wile has I een a continued victim ot the ro'ier ' skating craze and a constant patron of the rink. She found the company of a young c'erk more agreeable thantnat of her brother and her conduct created so much talk in he little town that , the husband a li tie overthree week s ago asserted himself and insisted that she should abandon the rink. The wife took' it so much to heart that she was ill for three days , and upon recovering proposed the trip "to her sister-in-law s , " and departed , leaving the baby with her mother. Some of the neighbors nssort that th ° wife has eloped with thn skatinp clerk , but the husband will not believe i and trusts that he will be able to llnd her and effct a reconcil-a- tlon. and induce her to return to his home. Buthc has no idea whcie she is and has uone to Council Bluffs iu search of her. [ Omaha Herald. THE STATE IN BRIEF. " * Ponca capitalists are building a number of cottages to rent. The police of Omaha have been raiding the opium points of that city. Thieves broke into the residence of Rev. Father Cusson at Nebraska City , but only secured a small amount of money. During a recent storm Thomas Hart's barn. In Staple Creek precinct , Colfax ; county , -was truck by lightning and ono of his horses killed. Although the barn was filled with hay , some of which lay on the beam along which the fluid passed , it was not fired , and Sir. H. did not know that it had been hit until next morning. The horse was insured for a hun dred dollars. Schuyler has been passing through a mad dog scare. Tbe upheaval has , however , about subsided and the canine is again allowed to g and come in accordance with his own sweo wilL The Talmago Tribune learns that Rev. Tan ner , for the past eight years pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran church , of Osage pre cinct , Otoe county , has received and accepted a call to go to India as a missionary. Rev. Tanner is dearly loved by the German peas antry of Osage , and his going will be a sad loss to their religious and social circles. Eight young wolves were recently captured three miles west of Weeping "Water. The matrimonial market in Otoe county was never better. The batchclor ranks are thin- ing out at a rate astonishing to the natives. The creamery near Dorchester is making arrangements to commence operations at an early day. Dorchester reports more fruit trees deliv ered in that vicinity than ever before in the history of the town. Fifty prairie schooners passed through Wisner last week , the majority bound for the White river country. A strange woman arrived in Omaha a few flays ago , destitute and apparently very ill. Arrangements were made by the authorities for taking her to the county poor house. On her arrival there the woman was found un conscious , and at her side lay i living , healthy child but a Sow minutes old. Mother and child were removed from the vehicle and given comfortable quarters in a ward in the almsbouso. Eighteen oblique-eyed Celestials stood up before Judge Stenberg at Omaha last week to answer the charge of being keepers of opium joints or smokers of "hop. " Ther obtained continuance for a few days and readily fur nished bail in certificates of deposits or 53C gold pieces. A confidence man was taken In by the authorities at Omaha the other day. He had on his person a big roll of money issued by tbe Confederate states in the early days of the war. war.Fred Fred Stuhbersr , a German , from Illinois , went to bed the other night in an Omaha hotel , and after turning off the gas gain turned it on. Ho was found next moraine so far gone that tbe doctors could not save him. Adams county , says the Hasting Democrat , IB not only recognized as a great grain and stock producing county , but she also bas the faculty of pioducing more newly-born people In a less time than any county In the state , i From the 19th to the Mth of April , in Cotton wood precinct in a radius of four miles , the following gentlemen became fathers : Atthc residence of Mr. Holienbeck , aglrl ; at the residence of Steve Nelson , a girl ; at the resi dence of Mr. Morse , a girl ; attho residence oi Henry A. Rosscn , a girl , and at the residence of Henry C. Kane , a fine girl and boy. If an. of our down-east friends think that Nebrasku will not produce human flesh as well ns stock and grain , lot them come out and try it Gus Vastbcrg , who a short time ago stole a horse near Kcnosaw , has been ovcrhauld at Superior and taken back to the scone of hh transactions. Ho will undoubtedly get n term in the pen near Lincoln. Oakland has a flattering ootlook for this year. Already quite a number of buildings have been constructed and many morn ara projected. The St. Joe and Western is now operofi as a branch of the Union Pacific. Mr. Cropsoy Is suing Gage county to recov er the court house grounds which ho donttod the county fifteen years ago. A passenger arrived in Lincoln the other day minus his pocketbook containing 5100 , concerning the loss of which ho made a good deal of noise. A look through the car ro. vealcd the pockctbook o'l the ilo-n , whcro the passenger had dropped it , although before the finding ho stoutly averred that hehsi been robbed. At the present rate of track-lty'.nar tha Sioux City and Pacific will , bo conpleted to Chadron , on the White river , by theraiadle oi July. July.Doe" Doe" Middleton was in Omaha the other day , circulating among old friends. Ha avows that ho has abandoned the ways of th/j / freebotcrand settled down , to peaceful citi zenship , in the manpgcmtat of a saloon at Gordon , Sioux county. Wilber has recently been stirred to it * depth with a divorce suit that has occupied the attention of the courts for many days. The judge has taken the matter under advise ment and will give a decision some time in June. Three Central City young toughs , one of them the son of the resid.s-u Methodist minister - tor , have occn arrc-.od for placing a railway tie across the tt .Jr. Their motive for attempting - tempting the wrecking of trains was that of revenge for having been put off a train while stealing a ride. Prairie fires have been quite destructive in the vicinity of Bona"za , Boone county. My. Hnrdcll lost his stable , mower , reaper and other farm implements. Uri Frarr , of Beatric3. while on a visit to Blair , was thrown from a wagon , having his shoulder fractured and otherwise being se verely bruised. A. F. Blundell , manager of the Lincoln tel ephone exchange , who disappeared suddenly about eighteen months ago , leaving a deficit of about § 1,500 in the funds of the company , has written a number of letters to Lincoln mrties , in which ho says ho is coming back o stand trial for his misdeeds. Ho is now clerking in an eastern store. The Omaha nail works , which have been standing idle nearly all winter , have again started up , employing about 125 hands. A special to the Chicago Times says that Charley Donnor died at Dubuque Saturday 'rom the effect of lead poisoning through in- mlation while working in a lead factory in Omaha. Ho reached home Monday to die. lis body turned Black after death , and hia watch and cha.n were of the same color. Prisoners in the Lancaster county jail made an attempt to escape a few nights ago. The sheriff got onto their racket just in time to prevent a wholesale delivery. The Sunday school assembly will bo in ses sion in Crete from July 1st to 10th. A special programme will be prepared for the 4th. The Fullerton Journal talks thus about the lightning-rod vender : The deceptive lightning-rod man will soon pitch his tent in Nanco county , and wo hope the farmers will be on their guard and not submit to the rob bery that is sure to be perpetrated upon them if they patronize these traveling humbugs. An ordinary lightning-rod , as usually put up , is of no earthly use ; in fact , is worse than nothing at all. Give the lightning-rod dis penser a cold reception , and he will do you good. The Fullerton Journal editor offers a reward for the scalp of the man who dares to assert that "it never rains in NebrasKa. " Elder R. C. Barrow , state evangelist , ha commenced a series of meetings at Alma. The young ladies of Hastings have organ ized a cooking club. The citizens of Alma put out a great many trees on arbor day , the school children and ah others taking a hand in the good work The Ord creamery is being filled with ma chinery and will soon bo in operation. Joseph Hubanks , while down in a fifty-foot well in Otoe county , had a narrow escape from instant death. One of the heavy buck ets used to take out the dirt slipped from the attendant's hands and fell into the well , hit ting Hubanks near the tip of the shoulder. He will have to carry his arm in a sling for several weeks. Thieves broke into the barn of C. A. Reed , near Syracuse , and were just getting away cvitha team of mules when discovered. A hot Qght ensued during which the thieves es caped. Nebraska City's packing house is slaughter Ing from 800 to 1,000 hogs a day. A man by the name of Hanson foil to the bottom of a sixty-foot well lit Hopcwell , near Reynolds. He was putting in a wall and was svithin eight or teu feet or the top , when , losing his footing , ho went to the bottom. Had it not been for the mud and water ho would have been instantly killed. He was not very seriously hurt. A heavy storm recently visited the vicinity of Juniata. Hail fell to the depth of two inches. There is at least 5:0,000 : worth of buildings planned and under course of construction in Fairmont this spring. The postoffice at Superior has been raised to a presidential office. The Valley county agricultural society will soon hold a meeting to arrange for the com ing fair. , Nebraska papers have been requested to give notice that the survi-ing veterans of the Third and Fourth regiments of Iowa cav alry will hold a reunion at Mt. Pleasant , be ginning August 24. Many of the old soldiers if these regiments are scattered through Ne- jraska. John Litt'e , a precocious youth of Omaha , bought he would have a good slide by catch ing hold of a mule's taL His injuries are serious , buc the mule remains in healthy ticking order. WorK has commenced on the M. E. church it Arapaboe. When completed Arapuhoe will lave three good churches. Of a number of Chinese arrested in Omaha .ho other day for having something to do vith oolum joints , all had the wealth to put ip for their fines before the police court. Indianola put out 1,009 maple trees along ho hignways and byways on Arbor Day. , Mr. Gundlofinger , of Nebraska City , is lying very low , the result of injuries sustained by a barrel of oil falling on him. This IB the way they do in Red Cloud , ac cording to the Argus : "A trio named Daley Hall and Johnson , all swindlers and dcat beats , caught J. U. Keller ( or tenderfoot for a better name ) to the tune of $80 on Saturday last. Our efficient sheriff was notified and very soon had ono of the beautiful group in custody , and when the fellow was brought up before Judiro Yclser ids honor promptly said ' $ ' ) ! and costa is your punishment , besides re turning the amount obtained from the vie tim. ' Allot which was complied with. Rod Cloud is certainly not a healthy placoforsuch characters. " The Odd Follows of Friend have decided to put up a substantial building this year. The Sons of Veterans of Dorchester talk of erecting a monument in the cemetery to the memory of the "unknown dead" soldiers who died in the room and whoso graves are unknown. The barn of Hon. V. P. Peabody , near No malm City , was i eccntly destroyed by fire Th-3 following was burned : Three horses , two cows , ono calf , buggy and harness , 50 ; bushels 01' corn , 100 bushels of oats , fifteen to twenty tons of hay , two barrels of meat , one barrel of Hour , sot of carpenter's tools , about all his agricultural machinery and many other valuable articles. Governor Dawes bus appointed the fo'low- ing ladies and gentlemen to act as delegates to the national confcrenpe of charities and reform , to be held at Washington , D. C. , June 1.1SST : Prof. J. A. Glllespie , Omaha ; Gen. O. O. Howard , Omaha ; Dr. H. P. Mathewson Lincoln ; Mrs.'O. C. Dinsmoor , Omaha ; Mrs. Angle F. Newman , Lincoln. Larjro parties are being organized in north ern Kansas to go into western Nebraska , some for permanent settlement and others to bccurc timber culture entries. The Ninth cavalry , a colored regiment , is coming from the Eouth to be stationed at various posts in the Department of the Platte The boy Charley Daley , under treatment at St. Joseph's hospital , Omaha , for a malady said to bo hydrophobia , is dead. W. S. Stretch , an old-time now spaper man , is about to start a daily paper at Fulls City. Mr. Lev/is Wood , near Table Rock , is out four stacks of hiy : by the fire fiend. A little two-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Rist , of Pawnee county , fell into a tub of scalding hot water and burned itself 'erribiy from its knees to its neck. The little one suffered greatly for several hours , when death relieved it from torture. James Loch took to Pawuco City seventeen wolf scalps and thereby placed 31 down in his jeans. OF THE RED DEVILS. The Vittbrculi in the Abrf/iit-c.si Growing More Alarming Settlers Killed and Their Wives Ili-ld in Captivity. Winnipeg dispatch : Edmonton advices say : he region north and cast of there is full of lostiles , in fact all the Indians west of Battle- 'ord are in war paint and the settlers have led. John Walkinshaw and Alb2rt Harkness , joth from Ontario , were killed by Big Bear's Band over a week ago. Their wives aud the ivives of the missionaries are prisoners. The four women are being frightfully maltreated. Scouts from the northeast will have a fearful .ime of it Poundmaker , Little Child and all jther chiefs are on the war path. A number ) f halfbreeds are directing them. Slajoi stcclc was to have sent word back when ha cached Edmonton , but nothing hns been jeard from him. There is a perfect panic in : he Eh anor districts. Scores of homesteads liave bi-cn burned. The part } * irom Bsittleford with the news of he figat on Poundmaker's reserve , repaired ; he wires , which have been down since the irjtof the mouth , and communication is now estored. The messenger from Battleford taic * that Col. Ottrs division attacked the icstile Crees on Poundmaker's reserve on Saturday aud routed them with immense loss. Fhe Indians fought with stubborn determina- ; ion from five o'clock in the morning until 10011 , when they commenced to retire , and a 'ew minutes later were driven in all directions Before the victorious troops. The troops un- ler the commander's direction then burned a portion of Poundmaker's camp. The Indian oss is not positively ascertained , but reliable stimates place it at one hundred killed out- ight. Otter's loss is eight kled ! aud thir- ; cen wounded. The Indians about Queappelle are greatly 'xcited over Poundmaker's defeat , and are laid to be off the reserve. A general uprising f savages is now feared more than ever. Jrowfoot , the great chief of the Blackfeet , is he natural brother of Poundmaker. Crowfoot s at present none too well disposed towards he government. Major Walsh fears that the lalllcd Crees will now massacre their captives , le does not out the fighting strength of the udians north of the Saskatchewan at more ; han COO. Major Walsh , who has spent his life among he Indians , and who is intimately acquainted vith all the chiefs in the northwest , was inter- 'itwed. Replying to a question as to his ipinion about the present light , and the effect t will have upon the Indians , he said he did lot like Otter's marching back to Battleford 10 quifkly. As to other phases of the que-stion ic thought the first blow , which will be fol- owed by a bloody Indian war. had been struck. 3ucc aroused , the Indians will fiiiht , and it rill le diflicult to pacify them. It also ap- > eared that the Indians of the whole North Saskatchewan district arc arouse.i. He is of lie opinion that COO Indians represent the vhole fighting population of the North Sas- iatchewau district. From their knowledge of , he country he feared they wou'd make lorm- dable foes. Poundmaker was a restlt-ss and )0tvcrful chief and would leave nostone un- urncd to induce other bands to join him. le was a relative of Crowfoot , chief of the ilackfcct , and the major thinks Crowfoot will io\v be induced to join Poundmaker in his fight gainst the whites. The major is of the opin- ou that Factor McLean and other captives in he hands of the Indians will not now have a [ host of a chance to escape being killed , if , in- letd , such fate has not already befallen the > oor creatures. He thinks it was very bad iplicy to advance and offer fight to the In- lians until the prisoners were ransomed. A > argain might have been effected with the In- lians ( as was t'one in Minnesota some years igo ) by which the prisoners could havo'been ansoif.ed. Major Walsh has the gravest ap- ( rehension that the Indians have outraged the emale captives , as was so frequently the case n the northwestern states , lie believes the jovernmeut would have to send 5,000 more roops to the northwest in order to success- 'ully combat the Indians. He strongly favors nountcd troops. Pouudmaker's reserve is ibout thirty-five miles from Battleford by the outh side of the Battle river and nearly due rest. Poundmaker has about 300 fighting neu alone , not to mention the forces of Red ' 'heasant , Strike-Me-on-the-Baek , Mosquito , _ uckv Man and Little. Pine in the same local- ty. Th ir combined strength would easily each 600 or 7CO men. They are armed with very conceivable style of weapon , from the far club and the bowie-knife to the rifle. The irobability is that they occupied every vantage lointonthe bluffs and fought in real Indian tyle. To their reserve had been carried much if the supplies stoli-n from the settlers , and to ry and recover these was one of the objects ol Hter's expedition. The Right Reverend Bishop Gil- lour , Cleveland , Ohio , is one of the lany eminent church dignitaries who ave publicly added their emphatic en- orsement to the wonderfol efficacy of t. Jacobs Oil in cases of rheumatism nd other painful ailments. BBEBFIiY TOLD. .Tho Chlrlcahuas are reported to bo com milling depredations on the southern borders of Colorado. Ono herder has been scalped and bis stock driven into Old Mexico. The boldness of the Indlons is attributed to the presence of colored troops in Arizona , the Indians knowing they have never been iu active conflict on the frontier and have nc knowledge of their fighting qualities. The Indians have not ventured far from thcMox ! can bonier. Should the reported raids be verified Mexican and American troops wll operate jointly against the Indians. The country In the vicinity of Vnndalia 111. , was recently visited by a wind , hail am rain storm. Trees and outbuildings were do moll shed and hundreds of rods of fencing wore driven before the wind like sta\\B M - orchards were entirely ruined. Notice has been given by the Western Union telegraph company that it will pay its opera tors in Chicago for all extra work. This is in accordance with the custom in vogue unti a few months ago , and for the restoration ol which tlio operators petitioned General Super intcndont Clowry. Ono hundred and twenty rebels who escaped from the city of Panama are recruiting am maldng disorder at Arraljan. Gon. Koyes lof Panama yesterday with a force to disperse them. Specials from Gunnison and Grand Junc tion , Colorado , state that promptly at 9 o'clock on the 4th , in obedience to instruc tions from headquarters at Denver , all mem bers of the Knights of Labor in the employ of the Denver and Rio Grande railway quit work. Ilic Union Pacific railway company filed an intcrven ng.petition asiiinst the Wuba-h rail way at St. Louis to recover $98,076 alleged to bo duo by tbe latter for labor , material , rental , etc. The Western Unitarian conference met in St. Louis on Thursday. R. J. Sunderland , of Chicago , read the secretary's report showing a slow growth of Unitarianism in the west and pleading for homo worship. The treas urer's report showed the total receipts of the year were ? 3,37S. disbursements the same. Secretary Sims , of the Iowa state'board of griculture , estimates the winter wheat pro duct of the state for this year will be20SCO,000 bushels. This is a small fraction l"ss than 43 per cent of the total production of the harvest of 1884 , ar.d slightly in excess of 68 per co-it of tlio average annual product for the last five years. Frost and decreased acreage are the causes assigned. A Ric'imond ( Ky. ) dispatch says an immense crowd gathered in front of the court house in : hat place to witness a public sale of negroes. They were sold into slavery to the highest and J3St bidder. One man brought ? 33 for twelve months' service , one Sli for three months , a woman 25 cents for twelve months. The sales were made under the vagrant laws of the state. Maxwell , the Southern hotel ( St. Louis ) mur- Icrer , has been arrested at Auckland , New /ealand , and will bo brought uack to this cjuntry to answer for his crime. Senator Dawcs will leave for Indian terrl- ory shortly with other members of the cotn- nittee appointed to investigate the system of casing Indian lands. "The present abuses , " aid Mr. Dawes , "grew out of an attempt of Ir. Teller to allow the cattlemen to get con- rol of the lands without himself being di- ectly or technically responsible. For the ast eighteen months the speculators have made contracts with the Indians , who are. in onscquence , receiving irregular and , in nany cases , nominal rents for valuable ands. The leases have boon drawn without ny otlicial knowledge of the department. The investigating committee has already -nowlcdgo of one tract of hind as large as lie state of Massachusetts , and there will bo Touble in securing to the Indians their rights. " Secretary Whitney has directed the court of inquiry for the investigation of the charges Df collusion between Paymaster-General Smith aud A. P. Brown , to extend the exam- nation and report the facts conneoted with uiy contract for purchase of supplies for the lavy made by the present paymaster-general luring his occupation of the office. Admiral Jouett recently ordered a court of nquiry at Aspinwall to investigate the ihurges made against Commander Kane to he effect that he did not perform his duty at he burning of that place. The finding of the : ourt is as follows : "That had Commander Kane acted otherwise than as he did , theie is 10 doubt the lives of Americans imprisoned jy Preston would have been sacrificed , with 10 benefit to the Americans or other foreign- jrs , either In the saving of life or other prop erty. " A dispatch received atthepostofilce depart- nent announces the death of Postmaster vniekerboeker , at Aurora , 111. Charges of a lolitieal nature had been filed against Post- naster Knickerbocker and vigoious efforts nade to have him replaced by a democrat. Us nomination was confirmed February 26th ast. CrRTMTNAIi. AtYoungstown , Ohio , Charles Clarke and Uichael Collins enticed Mrs. Hattie Ruby , n vidow , to an unfrequented part of the city ind committed a brutal assault upon her. Mrs. Ruby screamed for assistance , and a > oy hearing her screams notified the police. JIurke was captured near his victim , but Col- ins escaped. Five Sicilians were arrested in Chicago , jharged with the murder of Fclippo Caruso , vhose corpse was recently discovered in n runk at Pittsburg. Mamie Calchett , aged 7elve , saw Caruso enter the Sicilians' rooms n Chicago , the day before ho was missed. An iour afterward she noticed a trunk corres- jonding to the Plttsburg article carried into he same house. At Fort Smith , Ark. , James Urcine and Villiam Parchmeal , full-blooded Cherokees. rere sentenced in the United States court to ie hanged June 6 for tbe murder of Henry 'eigel , un old Swiss traveler , committed in ndian territory twelve years ago for Fei- rel's money. A serious shooting affray occurred near 'redo ' , West Va. , in which one man was killed nd two others wounded. The murder oe- urred at a house known through the sur- ounding country as the "White Bear. " A arty of five men were standing on the porch f the house about midnight when Henry 'reese. ' a negro , who had lonr ; been a terror ) the neighborhood , slipped from behind the ouse and fired five shots into the crowd , hree of the men fell and the two others lied , telp was obtained and the wounded men car- led into the house , when it was found that harles Hamakcr was fatally shot in the ab- omen and David Stewart and Peter Canler- ury in the thighs. A long standing difficulty has existed be- nreen the Hnnson-Gridley families , Chicago eople living in Geneva , 111. 1 brents of looting had frequently been made. Gridlcy , bile intoxicated , tried to enter Hanson's ouse. The young son of the latter fired at im twice from an upperwindow with a shot- un , the first charge entering Gridlcy's arm ad the second bis abdomen. Young Hanson seventeen and lives with his father , who is In the commission business in Chicago. lie is n Jail. Gridloy is forty-five ycaw of ago and a son of the lute Judge Gridlcy , of lilootn- Ington. CAPITAL BRIEFS. The comptroller of the currency bas ap pointed Kent K. Hayden , of Omaha , to be national bank examiner. Ho will bo assignee to the district of Kansas and Nebraska. Lieutenant Commander Nichols , command ing the "Plnta , " writes to the navy depart ment from Sltka , Alaska , undordutoof March 3Iet , and says the Chllliots are somowhnt tin easy and say they will have no more white men among them. Russian citlzons and mis sionaries have been having sorno trouble owing to the alleged encroachment of the missionaries on lands claimed to bo within the town limits. Tlio mutter culminated in an Injunction prohibiting missionaries doing work until the case is settled by the court. The president hns appointed Horatio B. I.owry to bo quartermaster in the United States marine corps , with the rank of major , and Richard S. Colium to be assistant quarter master with the rank of captain. Secretary Whitney has written to Johti Roach repeating bis demand for another trial trip of the Dolphin. The secretary is under stood to have stated in unequivocal terms the necessity for another trial trip before the vessel can bo accepted. The district authorities are enforcing the new gambling law with great vigor. A young man was fined in tbo police court $100 and sentenced to jail for ono day for having per mitted a game of Fcven-up to bo clayed in his bed-room. The game was of an entirely so cial character. Tbo police apparently claim the right to enter houses without notice to enforce the law. Col. Monoypenny , Indian commissioner un der President Buchanan , hns arrived to assist In pushing the charges against Agent MeGil- licuddy. Capt Louis Brechcmin. assistant surgeon department of Dakota , has been ordered to relieve Major James H. Bill , surgeon , depart ment of the Platte , who becomes a member of the army medical examining board ntNew York city. Postmaster-General Vilas doffed his coat a few nights ago and signed the appointments of ono hundred postmasters. President Cleveland will hereafter receive 10 callers on Saturday. He finds it necessary o devote at iCast one working day of every vcek to the transaction of public business without interruption. Win. B. McConnell , of Fargo , Dakota , has > cen appointed to be associate justice-in Da- wota , vice A. A. Hudson , whose commission uis expired. Advertisements will soon be issued froii he navy department for proposals and plans or the construction of the four new imva CSK-'S which were authori/ed by congress , 'he naval advisory board will not be eon ected in any way with the construction of liese vessels.rlhe new vessels will consist of wo ciuiters , of not les ? tlnm : , OK ) nor more lian o.OLO tons displacement , costing , exclu- ivc ot armament , .51.100.0JO each ; onp heavily rmcd gunboat of about l.GOO tons displace" ic-nt. costing- not more than § . )20,000 , ami ono s-ht gunboat of about SCO tons , costing - 73.000. zer TUK C.IJILJ- : . 'liscrll'incoiis ' Uliiller.i of Interval from the Oltl U'orlil. The London Stanclai'd says : All the ndications point to the king of Denmark as he arbitrator to be selected by llussiu ant England in pursuance of the pending agree nent. In the house of lords the Earl of Gran- ille , secretary of foreign affairs , in answer to nquiries stated that Russia and England had greed to the new negotiations in London con. crning the Afghan frontier question , and that meeting of delimitation commission has been rrangcd in detail. M. De Stael was present at the Royal Academy banquet. Earl Gran- rillc in a speech expressed a somewhat confi- lent hope that England and other friendly aatlons represented may find for years to : orae , by honorable good relations the means ) f continuing then-course along the paths and fertilizing channels of continuous peace. The ; overnment has sent an order to Dover to lease chartering small pattern ships for trans iort service. This is believed to foreshadow he stoppage of war preparations. Consols vhich closed Saturday night at 961-16 , opened Monday , May 4th at 97 % but reacted to 97 Ill other securities firm. Dispatches from Shanghai state the : he dispute between China and Russia regar- ling the frontier of MancLiaara has become icute , owing to the non-arrival of Russia's nembers ol the delimitation commission , and he constant postponement of the date of their irrival at the place of meeting to settle the ) oundary question. Chinese commissioners lave been ready for months to begin the work ) f delimitation , and the failure of the Rus- lian commissioners has caused the Chinese government to fear that the same farce cnact- : d respecting the Afghan frontier will be per- brmed in this case. Now that the difiiculty vith France in relation to Tonquln has been iCttled , China has become more courageous , ind has demanded that Russia fulfill her part if the agreement which led to the appoint- aent of the commission. The English fleet iccupied the port of Hamilton. The Chinese irotest against this act ag a violation of the ntegrity of China , A dispatch from Tirpul states hat the dam on Karabaud river , evenly miles from Sarakhsk , burst , flooding he country for miles and doing an Immense mount of damage to the military roads that ; ave been constructed by the Russians who re now making strenuous efforts to renair he dam and prevent further destruction. The ispatch also states there has been no ques- ton as to the ownership of Penjdeh , as the ity paid tribute to Herat for over 100 years , 'he guard for the governor composed of Af- han soldiers has been quartered in the city Ince 'SI and it has always been an Intregal ortion of Herat. Though there is no definite ews on the subject , the war cloud seems sud- enly to have dissolved. It is stated that the linisters In council decided to-meet the tmost limits of English concession. The public are dissatisfied withEng- md's concession to Russia , and fears are enerally expressed now that the English at- itude may have already endangered the safe" F of the party composing the Lumsden sur- eying commission. Preparations for war enlarge s large scale still continue in India. The na ves of the Punjab are reported to be In a tate of alarm over what they regard as Glad- tone's truckling policy toward Russia. TO THE PKRSinEXT AXD J'JWl'LE. y An Appeal by tlie JlIorninni A I'rolc.it anil . Declaration of ( Srleritncen. Meetings were recently held throughout Utah , Idaho and Arizona at all Mormon taber nacles at which a declaration of grievances and the protest which was formulated at the general conference of the Mormon church , April 5th , was read. The declaration Is ad dressed to the president and people of the United States. It begins by saying : "A condition of affairs Imperiling the vital interests of a vast majority of the people of Utah and their co-religionists In neighboring states and territories Impels us , their * repre sentatives , to address you. Our rights as American citizens arc trampled upon , and be lieving It our Imperative duty In the presence of such a danger to protest against the gigan tic evil which threatens not only our liberties but tbe liberties of every free man , we , In general mass meeting assembled In the name of freedom , justice and liumanitv. make this appeal for relief and protection. We arc un popular with our fellow-countrymen. It la our religion which makes us so.V arc a email minority In their midst , hut we have yet " to learn that these are grounds upon which"to justify In a land of liberty the acts of oppres sion which we , as a people , from the beginning of our historv , have been made to gutter. As to our religious faith , it is based upon evi dence which , to our minds , is conclusive convictions not to lie destroyed by legislative enactments , or judicial decisions. Force may- enslave the bodv but It cannot convince the mind. To yield at the demand of a legisla ture , or a judge , the rl lrs of conscience , would prove us recreant to every duty we owe to God and man. Among the principles o. our religion is that of immediate revelation from God. One of the doctrines so revealed Is celestial or plural marriage , for which osten sibly we are stigmatized aifd hated. This is a vital part of our rcl'glon ' , decisions of the courts to the contrarv notuithstandln1. : . " The declaration defending the practice of polygamy declares that the practices as under stood among the occidental nations I. " a systur-i of sensuality , but the Latter Day S.iints be lieve that marriage is one which , projicrlv sol emnized , exists in extniltv. . Ev ry faithful woman in the church believes that lii order tf > Insure her exaltation in the prcscm-cof God she should be married or sealed to an upright , faithful man. The declaration thrn says : " .Acting upon tTiis belief these allianare farmed while. Ujon earth , upon the princi , Ic that the man Is not without the woman nor tin- woman with out the man in tinLord. . We lirudy believe that God revealed this to them j > s a command , but while patriarchal marriages , as It is " termed , is a part of their faith" and practice , and they haw no Idea that it should become universal. The equality of the fezes , If forno other reason , would prevent this. It is a mis- takci ; idea that our rhnrch favors the propa- gat'on of this doctrine or seeks to establish it as a universal system. " It then goes on to sav that the general gov ernment has overborn willing to lend a willing ear to all reports of seditions made among the Mormon people , and the right of citizenship has ncvir be'-n confine ! upon them , and petitions against these abuses Live nuvcr been heeded. Continuing , the protest fays that the eom- mi-sionfis appointed under tinKdmnnds law grossly abused the authority conferred upon them and have usurped extraordinary , Hl gal and arbitrary powers. They oflicially formu lated an unauthorized , ill.-irul , expurgatory lest oath which could nt he taken bv uy one who ever lived in polvgamv. thus disfratit-his- ' Ing thousands of loyal Mo'rmon voters. It is turther asserted tl at they constituted them selves a supreme tribunal" for tbe determina tion of all matters in the territory pertaining to the election and qualiiu-rition of vet rs. It is asserted they greatly abns-d their authority in the appointment of registration ollircrs by selecting for such positions , whenever possible , 3nly such persons . - > . : i. longed to the auti- Mormou factions. Complaint is made that the L'nited States onicials hav generally allied : hcmsr-lvc3 with the s < ctarian'pi jests and po- itical adversaria's , Irndmi ; tlicir ex , cutivu m- luence to foment loculcxcitcm"itt and degrade is in the estimation of the p"nple abroad. The present governor csp eially , says the r - wrt , has acted tt.c part of a p.-tty Ur.mt. Its ' s cited that he vetoed a bill p'as-i-i bv the " ccislature fr the em-linn of a universitv" and ds' > : i bill passed in ai-co' ' Janets with the Kd- nunds lav.- for tlu dito itinuanrc of the Utali loininission The dei-laniti'in then a-s.-rU the 'Edmunds law.'v.Ji.ch not onlv provides for , he punishment of p > iyamy , but for c-habi- .ation with more tuaii une" woman , whether n th inarr.age relation or outside of it , is nade to operate upon one class of people only -M'irrnons and \et of the n < ; n Morm > n class vho transgress the law the name is k-gion. Hie paramourof mistn ss'-s and ballots secure ruin prosecution , walk the streets in open lay. No United States ollicial puts -'sputters' * m his trail or inak < r an i-fTi.rt to < lr.ig his lecds of shame and 1:11 It before the judgeami ury for invi-siiiration and punishment. Kilt ion- the CMitrast. In Utah , Idaho and Ari- .011:1 , a concerted assault is made upon the ilormou people. "Spotters'1 and spies dog lieir footstt-ps. Delators thrust th-msclves nto the bed charnl-ers and watch at the wn- kws. Children are questioned on the streets .s to the marital relations of their parents. : amlies ! are dragged before the commissioners .rid grand juries and on pain of j.unisliment V or contempt are compelled to testify against heir father and husbands. Modest women re made to answer shamefully indecent ques- ions as to the sexual relations of men and . rornen. Attempts have b"en made to bribe : ien to work cases against tht'ir neighbors. Totoriously disreputable characters are era- loved to spy into men's family relations. " The document concludes with various pro- ests against these proceedings and by asking or the appointment by the president o"f a com- ilssion to fairly and" thoroughly investiirxto lie Utah situation and pending its report it retests against the continuance of this merci- 2ss crusade. T/ic I'tijlttiiuj in tinXtirtliirrst. . Further details of the enira ire merit between olonei Otter's forces and Chief Pnundinuir. r's Indians show the H-rht lasted seven ours. The Indians used musKcte , wurcluhs. inars. bows and arrows , and t-vory conceiv- MC ! we.fpon of warfare. No mention is inside i the d'spatchepof the kil cd und wounded sin ? brought back , ami it is judged fronj the asty mareli back that they were eft Uhind. . o'h nir but the la-t extremity would induce ol. t-ttf-rto It-ave them behind. No one lias ny doubt now that a bloo ly Indian w r will jlloiv. 'I he Quonppi-lle Indian- are reported ) hstv-p ri en and it-It the.-cherve. Crowfoot * licl of the ISiat-kfeet. is related to I'ound- laker , and wil. it is s.iid. join him against ic wniies. The Dominion government and. ol. fitter are blamed for not f-ecurintr the inborn of Factor Mcf.ean and other white ptiv& fr m the Indians before pree pta- ng matters. Private advices from Hark's rossmfrsay Middle-ton had begun his nd ince , and a Diittle is expecteJ at any mo- icut. ecnrlty of Transit Tor tlie ITnlted States Across the It is reported on trustworthy authority that treaty has been concluded between the gov- mmeat at Bogota and the minister of the nited States in respect to security of Iran- t across the Isthmus. The treaty confers pen the United States government certain Khts of compensation on all transit across ic Isthmus of Panama with special duties of rotection to be exercised in accordance with ic government cf the U. S. of Columbia. is understood that by this treaty Co- mbian and United States governments ill co-operate to maintain freedom of ansit against all attacks or attempts to ob- ruct and it Is beleived that joint con- ol over the transit route under this treaty 111 not only authorize but make it tbe dutv the United States to give all the required d in maintaining the transit routes for coni- eice , mail and passengers. The robber Preston , who burned Colon , : ving made his escape has since seized Porto. th the helo of which it is feared he will ake trouble unless the United States naval rccs capture him and his vessels.