The North Platte semi-weekly tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1895-1922, April 23, 1895, Image 2
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Evans will accept The Tribune's thanks for copies of the district and general irrrigation laws passed by the last legislature. Major General -McCook, com mander of the Department of Color ado, was placed on the retired list yesterday on account of age. Fred Nye, the well known Ne braska newspaper man, has been offered the managing editorship, jof the New York Morning Advertiser. This is the position which .Col. John A. Cockerell recently resigned. . The base ball season opened on Thursday last. At the five cities in which the National League played the attendance' aggregated od.uw. xnis does not look as though base ball was losing its hold on the American people. An exchange from Pennsylvania records as an item of news the sale of three horses at $4.50 each. The animals were not first-class ones, but were such as would sell a few years ago for ten times that amount The horse market in the east seems to be on a par with that of the west. General Holcomb on Friday is sued a general order appointing Patrick H. Barry, of Greely county, adjutant general of the Nebraska National Guard. The appointee is a staunch Roman Catholic and his appointment is probably not taken with good grace by some members of the Guard who are strong anti-Catholics. According to the latest dispatches from the seat of the Oriental war Japan has concluded that land is a better investment than silver coin and has reduced her indemnity de manded of China from its original figure of 300,000,000 taels to 100, 000,000, and has accepted a slice of China thrown in with the island of Formosa, in the place of the other 200,000,000. The mikado's head is doubtless level. It seems that the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific railroad managers have not lost faith in artificial rain making. It is announced that they will fix up six cars with raiumakers supplies and appliances to be used during the coming summer in de monstrating that rain can be forced from the clouds by the use of chemicals in the arid regions of the west. Last season the company had three cars in the rainmaking service which met with indifferent success, and it was supposed that the experiment had been abandoned for all time. Agents of the Agri cultural department at Washing ton will accompany the rainmakers and give the theory a scientific test. Minneapolis Tribune. Mayor Strong has not yet fulfilled his promise to give women a repre sentation in the board of education; but a short time ago he made Mrs. W. S. Raiusford, wife of a popular clergyman, a school trustee, and now he has appointed Miss Ellen Collins as a school inspector. She is the first woman to fill the jposi tion. There seems to be no doubt that she is qualified for the place. During the war she was a member of the Women's Association of Re lief of the Army and Navy, and ot recent years she has taken a prac tical interest in tenement-house re form, and has even gone so far as to purchase a tenement house and improve it, and encourage the ten ants in self- improvement, in which she has been -signally successful. The American farmer is getting tired of democratic sneers at the home market He has been study ing the subject in the light of prac tical experience. The demand for his products is undiminished, but he feels the effect of the scarcity of cash through slack work and small wages, occasioned by the operation of the new tariff law. The farmer probably feels most sensible and keenly any impairment of domestic industries. The fields are depen dent upon the factories. They work together and usually benefit each other. The foreign market buys now from six to eight per cent of our farm products, while the slurred and despised home market consumes from 92 to 94 per cent The more this home market is pro tected in its varied sources of vital ity, the better it is for the farmer. .He. has no chance in Europe except in times of war or famine. The Hawk-EyerBurlington, la., April 3, 1895. Owing to the (raise in the price of oil, and .gasoline in tthe eastern market I have been jbliged to ad vance the price of gasoline"to;$1.20 pec-five-gallon can. This price will iold untfMurtfeM: notice. Ccauhe Weingand. A HOLS AHRAD m - 1 egiJi .hfuMiiaTe de voted itoeM rtoSa-ceviBionof our revenue liw: Thete is the gravest ftecessity for changes of these laws in such a way as to forestall an inevitable increase-in -the floating debt of the state, and it is to be re grettedV that thfajmattier did not ge proper consideration. -Thedegislature-made appropria tions aggregating 2,792. 122 for the coming two yearsr All pf.this sum but .abojit '$75,000, or .in round numbers $2;500, 000 must -be raised by the general fundrlevy. of 5 nulls. It is quite apparent tfiat this, levy will not raise thejaecessary "funds and-the state must run behind dur ing the next. two.years. Already there is a floating indebt edness of something iifce $60Q,.000. The total assessed valuation of the, state has been decreasing for a few years. In 1893 It was 194 millions; in 1894 it was 182 millions, and it will probably not exceed 175 mil lions this vear. A 5 mill levy on this will amount to $875, 000 a year. or $1,750,000 for the two years This, it will be observed, is $750, 000 less than the appropriations from the general fund for the bien nial'period, and added to the pres ent indebtedness it makes $1,350, uuu tne state is bound to owe in 1897, provided all the tax is col lected, which will not be done. The legislature could have pre vented this. In the first place it might have made slightly smaller appropriations without causing any hardships or suffering". It could have done it by increasing the max imum levy tor general purposes or by giving the state board of equali zation the right to raise the. assess ments. It is to be regretted some thing of this nature was not done. Fremont Tribune, THURSTON'S FINANCIAL VIEWS. In a recent interview in the Omaha Bee, Senator JohnM. Thur ston said, in part: "Looking1 at the money question from the prac tical standpoint it is impossible to expect any legislation from the next congress. We have a large republican majority in the house committed to the republican plat form of bimetallism, but not to the free and unlimited coinage of the world's product of silver. We liave a senate which is supposed to have a majority in favor of the free and unlimited coinage ot silver, and we have a president who undoubtedly stands committed to the gold stan dard. It seems impossible that and memetary legislation can come out of such a combination. ' "Since the repeal of the Sherman act we have. practically been upon a gold basis, and we can never change the situation until some new legis lation receives iavorame action in both houses of congress and is approved by the executive. This can never happen until some politi cal party has a clear majority in both houses ot congress and a pres ident in sympathy with that ma jority. Just as soon as one politi cal party is in power in all branches ot the government it win De com pelled to legislate on the silver question. It is hardly to be expected that such legislation will meet the demands of the extreme advocates of either side." In a popular government all legislation which does not involve liberty or morality is necessarily the result of compromise. And the people of this country, including Wall street and tne silver mining districts, might just as well look this matter squarely in the face and commence to realize that the next silver legislation of the United States will be-framed to meet tne views ot tne greax conservative body of the American people who are aoove.everytnmg eise, in iavor of fixed and permanent standards of value, and of the greatest pos sible use of both money metals con sistent with the maintenance of their par:ty. "Neither the bankers nor tne mine owners will dictate the terms of the legislation of the republican party when it comes intn full twiwer after 'the nexi presidential! election. Every man in the country knows it is coming into power whether he ad mits it or not. That party nas naa the courage and has developed the genius necessary to meet every great national and industrial and financial emergency. Ana it win not fail when it returns to power. "So -far as I am concerned, I am profoundly impressed with the be lief that our depression, business paralysis, industrial stagnation, low prices and lack. of employment are the direct result of the Ameri can protective policy, and are not due to any appreciable degree to any monetary condition.. Just as our tariff is readjusted so as to pro vide a sufficientlJevenue, to fully protect American labor, American industries and American products, American prosperity will return. Factories wilL open, business boom, prices rise, labor be in demand and we will forget that we have ever bothered our minds over the ques tion of coinage or currency. 5a0eits to January l, 1896- That is an awful little bit of money for a'twice-a-week paper like the Semi-Weekly Journal, but if you send 50 cents you, will receive that paper .until January l, 1896. You will' find it the farmer's dally. Mar kets alone are worth more money i than that If you, take it the rest of this year for 5ft cents yon will .want to keep it always. If you get up a club of five 50-cent subscribers you can hare a copy free for your trouble. Address, Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, Neb. Itettway Magnate Charged With Vio lating Interstate Commerce law. IN TROUBLE 0VEE A PASC, Presldcat ef tk gAathera FaeiQo Arrested Ik New Yerk m wtn iBcUetaaeat Found at Sm Fraaeiaee Hearing Fixed Fer Next Thanday. W7 XffH KMMt, v term New York, April 22.Collis P. Hunt ington, president of the Southern Pacific railroad, was arrested today on a charge of giving a free pass to one Frank Young in viola tion of the inter state commerce law. President Huntington was arraigned before United States rintn misRionor fji a Shields. He was represented by his C. P. HUNTINGTON, counsel, Frederick B. Coudert. Huntington admitted his identity. He was taken before Judge Brown of the United States district court for a warrant of removal to Cali fornia. Hearing was fixed for next Thursday, Huntington being allowed to go on his own recognizance. The indictment against Huntington was found on March 26 in San Ifrancisco. Mr. Huntington Interviewed. Mr. Huntington said to a reporter af ter the proceedings before Commissioner Shields: "I have known Frank Young, for 25 years. He is a San Francisco lawyer. I would not call him a wicked man because a wicked man would not do things that way. He is an innocent land of fellow. I suppose he has started this thing because I have piqued him in some way or other, how I don't know. I may have given him a pass, probably did, but I give out so many passes that I don't remember one-third of them. The passes that are usually given out are endorsed as a rule "not good outside the state," and I presume his pass was not so stamped, and he took advantage of it. I don't know anything about the matter beyoui that, for I don't pay any attention to such things. In fact, I don't care a tuppence one wav or the other. It don't amount to anything anyhow. Arrests are made among the high and low, and criminal procedure is not confined to any class I don't know what will be. done, j guess Frank got the pass all right, bmt I have not time to attend to all the u tails. I have too muoh else to do. think the root of the whole matter is the fact that when I became president of the Southern Pacific railway I disr charged 23 men out in San Francisco, who were, so iar as I could see, mere political agents or go-betweens forpoli ticians. They did no work for the rail way that I could see and I paid them off. Perhaps they are hungry now and have got to make a strike somewhere." Bnelianan to Be Executed Wednesday. Sing Sing, April 22. Warden Sage has fixed Wednesday morning at ll o'clock for tho execution of Dr. Buch anan. '. Buchanan, who, two weeks ago, showed signs of breaking down, is now displaying wonderful nerve. He still has hope, and told his wifo so when she called on him yesterday. She remained with Buchanan for over two hours, and wept most of the time. When she asked him if he was preparing to meet death he replied that he had not come to that yet, and that he would not give up all hope until one more final appeal was made to Governor Morton. Murray Kelson Wins. Chicago, April 22. The appellate court today reversed the decision of the superior court in the mandamus suit of Murray Nelson against the hoard of trade, and instructed the lower court to issue a peremptory writ restoring the wealthy operator to membership of the board. Murray Nelson was expelled from the board for alleged violation of its rules. Well Known Turfman Commits Suicide. Philadelphia , April 22. George Scatterwood, aged 49 years, who has been identified with the trotting turf for a number of years, and who is known by nearly every turfman from Maine to jaiixormu, comauuuu huiuiub uuriy wis morning in the club house at the Old Point Breeze race track by shooting himself. Iowa Editor Arrested For IJbel. Ottdmwa, April 22. Postmaster G. B. McFall has had James Seevers, editor of The Times, arrested on a charge of criminal libel at Oskaloosa. Both men are well known throughout Iowa. The cause of the arrest was the publication of charges by Seevers alleging dishonesty by McFall while mayor. Mrs. ParneU May BecoTer. BOBDENTOWN, N. J., April 22. The condition of Mrs. Parnell is somewhat improved today, although she is still un able to converse with anyone. She passed a good night arid her tempera ture is about normal. She is able to take nourishment, and her physician has hopes that she may recover. Business Portion Burned. Pittsburg, April 22. Almost the. en tire business portion of Duquesne- borough, opposite McKeesport, on the Monongahela river, was destroyed by fire of supposed incendiary origin, which broke out at. 4 a. m. The loss is variously estimated at from $80,000 to $150,000. Searching For a Suspect. New York, April 22. Detectives are searching for an Italian known as Big Louis, who answers the description of a man with whom Alice Welsh was last seen prior to being found dying from stabs in the abdomen in a West Thomp son street dive Sunday morning.' Treaty of Peace Ratified. Yokohama, April 22. A dispatch from Hiroshima, the temporary head quarters of Japan, states that his maj esty has ratified the treaty of peace. Spain Doesat Like It. Madrid. April 22. In view of the cession of Formosa to Japan much anx- letvie felt regarding the defense of Spain's possessions in the far east. Ex-Congressman Sweeney Dead. OwENSBORO, Ky., April 22. Ex-Congressman W. N Sweeney, the most imminent lawyer of western Kentucky, died guddenly, agsd 65. AMERICANS WERE IX PERU Cantata SamKk's DeaerMilea of the Battle at Uaaa. San Diego, April 22. The revenue cutter Commodore Perry arrived in port after an eventful voyage of 122 days from New York. In an interview Captain Smith said: "We arrived at Callao March 24. I immediately sent an officer to the American consul, plac ing a gig at his disposal He came oft in great excitement, saying that Ameri can interests were in danger, and that Americans were liable to lose their lives unless some protection was afforded them. He told me of the attempt to burn the American legation at Lima. I immediately detailed officers, 25 men and a rapid firing gun with 90 rounds of ammunition to aid him whenever cir cumstances should require. "I went to Lima and paid a visit to At American minister, Mr. McKenzio. At Lima there were evidences of 'the. fight on every hand. The streets were Uttered with lime to destroy tho stench made by the bodies, and I saw about 1,500 bodies of men slain the day before. Windows were broken, houses pierced with bullets, many of them burned to the ground and devastation and destruc tion to be seen everywhere. The street in front of the legation was closed by a barricade, on either side of which had been placed the rapid-firing guns. The bullets flew like hail in tho vicinity and the walls of the American legation were pierced. Mrs. McKenzie had been stand ing near the window, looking out, when her husband called her away, and as she turned a shot passed the spot where she had been standing. Human life was cheap, native or foreign.and Mr. McKen zie sent his wife and two other American ladies out of the country on the New Orleans steamer. I received a letter from Mr. McKenzie thanking me for the protection offered and notifying me that in his judgment the provisional government was established formally enough to prevent further outbreaks." UNCLE SAM. WIIX NOT STEP IN. IN FRANCE. Ex-Consnl Waller's Case Attracting Considerable Attention MAY BE SENT TO C0BSICA. Kept la Manacle While on Beard Steamer Japan. Explaias the New Treaty Colonel Kelly Was la tha Front at Chltral. the This GoTernment Will Not Interfere la the Nicaragua Dispute. Washington, April 22. A telegram received at the navy department an nounced the sailing of Admiral Meade's squadron from Colon. All of the ves sels started, the Minneapolis is going to Kingston and tho New York going to Colombia; Cincinnati, Atlanta and Raleigh heading for Key West. The isthmus will not be left unprotected long, however, for Secretary Herbert says that one of the ships will be de tached from the squadron and sent back to Colon soon, but the movements of Meade's squadron is regarded as show ing the administration has absolute con fidence that in tho Nicaraguan affair the British government will take no steps inimical to American interests, and will not indirectly seek an acquisition of ter rity for the expulsion of Consular Agent Hatch. Nicaragua has been seeking to have the United States step in and as sist her in an opposition to 'British de mands for an indemnity, but this effort has not succeeded to any extent, and reports of a cession of Corn island to Great Britain are believed here to he in spired to secure American intervention. GEN. HARRISON TALKS ON SILVER. Ex-Fresldent OntUnes His Position on the Currency Question. Indianapolis, April 22. In ex-Presi dent Harrison's speech at La Junta, which is said to outline his position on the silver question, General Harrison said: "Now, I say to you today what I said when I was president, and what I have always believed, that a larger use of silver for money and free coinage of silver upon a basis to be agreed upon that would maintain its parity with gold was good for the whole world. I do not believe that we could run free coinage ourselves when the European govern ments were pursuing the policy that they have been pursuiu g with silver. But my fellow citizens, there are clear indi cations now in England and in Ger many that they are feeling the effects of a scarcity of gold and its prostrating effects upon the industries." Light Sealing Catch. Victoria, B. C, April 22. Sealing men report that the coast catch will be very light this year, the prediction being based on the bad luck which the Indian schooners have had, as also the fleet of American vessels now in Neah bay. These vessels have not done any sealing over a month, having been prevented from operating by rough weather. They have not made an average catch of 50 skins. News of the Neah bay fleet was brought by the schooner Mountain Chief of this port. She had spoken the Teresa of Victoria.with not more than 80 skins. South Dakota's Land Claim. Washington, April 22. J. J. Lock- hart, state commissioner of education of South Dakota, with J. H. King, counsel for the state, callod at the interior de partment in connection with the claim of South Dakota to 50,000 acres of in demnity school lands in the Yankton Indian reservation. The case will be heard by Secretary Smith on Thursday or Saturday. Ex-Commissioner Stock slager and Mr. Heard represent the In dians. Oil Market Inactive. Pittsburg, April 22. Tho life and activity seems to have gone out of the oil market. Oil opened thi3 morning at fl.9o bid and was offered at $1.98 down to f 1.90 without any sales. Only 2,000 barrels were sold on the Oil City ex change up to 10:30. The Standard again made a reduction in the price for credit balances of 15 cents to f 2.10. General McCook Retired. Washington, April 22. Secretary Lamont today issued an order retiring Major General Alexander McCook and reviewing his career from the date of his appointment as a lieutenant hvl852. Marseilles, April 22. The case of Mr. John I. Waller, formerly United States consul at Tamatave, island of' Madagascar, who was recently sen tenced by a French courtmartial to im prisonment for 20 years, and who ar rived here on Saturday last on board the steamer Djemnah, is attracting consid erable attention, in view of the fact that it has been announced that the United States ambassador at Paris, James B. Eustis, has been instructed to inquire into the matter. Mr. Waller was man acled while on board the Djemnah, on the northwest coast of the island of Madagascar. Upon arrival here he was locked in jail and it is reported that he will eventually be imprisoned on the isl and of Corsica or on the Safety islands. During the voyage Mr. Waller spofce but little, although he frequently asked to be allowed permission to write. The French officials declined to grant this request on account of his refusal to agree to show them the letter he intended to write. JAPAN'S OFFICIAL STATEMENT. Chinese Commercial Concessions Extend to All Other Powers. Yokohama, April 22. The following is the text of the statement as issued by the Japanese government denying the reports that it has concluded an offen sive and defensive alliance with China and declaring that the commercial ad vantages secured by Japan will also be enjoyed by the other powers under the favored nation treaty. Misapprehen sions are reported to be current in Eu rope in regard to the terms of the Japan-China treaty. It has been repre sented that Japan has secured a 2 per cent ad valorem duty on imports instead of specific duty and also formed an of fensive and defensive alliance with China. The commercial concessions obtained by Japan beyond those already secured by the treaty powers under the favored nation clause comprise the right to navigate the Yang tse Kiang to Chung King and also Woon Sung river and the canals leading to Soo Chow and Hank Chow and the right to import ma chinery and certain goods duty free and to establish factories. These conces sions are not exclusive to Japan. They naturally extend to the European pow ers in virtue of the favored nation clause. In securing these privileges for all, Japan expects the approval of all the powers. "The reported offensive and defensive alliance does not exist." CniTRAL GARRISON RELIEVED. Colonel Kelly's Column the First to Reach tho Threatened Post. Calcutta, April 22. A dispatch was received at Simla this morning from Sir Robert Low, the commander of the Brit ish expedition against Umra Khan,con firming the announcement made last night that Chitral fort had been relieved. The last previous advices received from the front stated the column commanded by Colonel Kelly, which had been ad vancing upon Chitral from Gilgat, after passing over the Shander pass between Gilgat and Chitral, had arrived at a spot 15 miles from Chitral, and it is there fore supposed that it was Colonel Kelly who relieved the British garrison. Gen eral Galacrei's flying column has reached Dir and the main body is following rap idly. A sensation has been caused in military and other circles by the discov ery by Sir Robert Low at Miankalai of a letter to Umra Khan from a Bombay firm, offering to supply him with every kind of modern weapon and enclosing photographs of quick-firing guns. Serious Situation In Puerto Principe. Tampa, Fla., April 22. A report that General Campos, with a few aides, num bering 12, had gone into the interior to treat for peace with Masso. a Cuban leader, is stoutfy denied by passengers arriving lasc nignt. A telegram from Puerto Principe was received at Havana llmg ior more troops. As 6.000 troops are now at Puerto Principe, it suggests a serious situation and that strong preventative measures will be taken against Gomez acquirincr a foot. hold in Puerto Principe. No Truth In tho Statement. London, April 22. At the Jaoaneso legation it was stated that nothing was known here of the intended action, con- certea or otherwise, on behalf of tho powers in the far east and it was de clared that there was no foundation for the statement that Great Britain was trying diplomatically to secure advan tages for herself in that quarter of tho world. Another Drop In Oil. Toledo, April 22. There was other 10-cent drop in crude oil morning. an-thia True Bill Against Wilde. London, April 22. The grand inrv today found a true bill against Oscar Wilde, who is charged with serious misdemeanors, and his trial was set ilown for Friday next at the Old Bailey. Corean Minister on Trial. Seoul, April 22. Tlio trial of Yi Li Yoshu, formerly Corean minister to Ja pan, who was arrested April 18, charged withmuruer ana treason, began hern today. Other officials are implicated. Framed the First Home Rule BilL London, April 22. Sir Robert Hamil ton, whose death was announced this morning, is understood to have been mainly instrumental in framinjr the first home rule bill. Communication With Campos Cut Off. Madrid, April 22. Owing to the in terruption of the telegraphic service, communication with General Martinez de Campos and Havana has been cutoff. T llyORYfilf uOAiy t !t FLOATS & FORTY MILLION CAKES YEARLY. TK? PKOCTZr. i CAME IX CO, CIHTT.