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TUESDAY, DECEMBER, 15 1896.
SenaTOR Cullom's speech in the
senate Friday on the Cuban ques
tion .was a hot one, and the Senator
has received many congratulations
upon his decided stand in the inter
ests of the Cuban patroits.
?;The statistics show Uncle Sam's
aTm crop this year to be 2,269,000
000 bushels. That will fatten a
good many pig's and several cattle
furnish corn pone to hungry peo
ple, and make good, hot fires as. long
as-the coal trust flourishes.
Juan BoyxE, who is an applicant
for the position of superintendent
of the Kearney industrial school, is
being bitterly opposed by many
of - the Kearney populists. This
opposition may result in Boyle being
laid high on the shelf.
There are now 70,000 post
masters in the United States, and
it!took $90,000,000 last year to pay
iqr the postal service. It comes high,
but we must have it. The first
year of Washington's administra
tion we had seventy-five postoffices.
and the mail services cost $32, 000
.'IT will not be known until next
Thursday whether South Dakota's
four electoral votes will be counted
for-McKinley or Bryan. Fortunate
lyllhe election of the president does
not depend on these four votes, and
consequently the country has been
saved the strain which otherwise
would have taken place.
The curfew ordinance has been
declared unconstitutional by Judge
Baker, of Omaha, for the reason
that it conflicts with the statutes
ofcthis state. The ordiance may be
unconstitutional, but it is a. good
measure. North Platte was the
first town in Nebraska to pass a
curfew ordinance, and the result
hasbeen satisfactory in all respects.
The death of Maceo, the Cuban
- general, has been confirmed, and
while his loss will be a severe blow
to Cuban liberty, there will be a
man to take his place in the strug
glejand continue j:he fightfor inde
pendence. The death ot Maceo was
received with great joy by the
Spaniards, Awhile in this country mil
lions deeply regret his death.
The fire loss in this country for
November was $5,211,800, or less
than half the monthly average. The
total for eleven months ended with
November was $104,293,500, which
is a falling off from recent years.
But it represents a waste that
would be considered appalling in
Europe where far better build
ing and inspection methods pre
vail. Iv AST year the tonnage of Ameri
can ships passing between Lakes
Huron and Erie exceeded the com
bined tonnage of London and Liver
pool for the year 1894. The tonnage
passing through the Soo Canal was
greater than that of the Suez Canal
by nearly 6,000,000 tons. In view
of these remarkable figures, the im
mense canal to be built by the
United States government at the
Soo should be pushed forward on
the most energetic scale.
The life of a tariff bill between
the time the finishing touches
are put upon it in the Ways and
Means Committe and its enact
ment is longer than most persons
realize, remarks an exchange: On
April 16, 1890, the McKinley bill
was reported to the house, while it
was not sent to the president until
Septembar30. December 19, 1893,
the- Wilson bill was given -to the
house, while August 13, 1894, had
arrived before the house surrender
ed and accepted the 634 amendments
which the senate put upon it. For
five and a half months the McKin
ley bill was before congress, while
the Wilson bill was under consider
ation in congress in one phase and
another lor almost eight months,
Bili Greene's latest cost the tax
payers of ' Custer county about
1.500, says the State Journal. He
opened his jamboree in the midst
of an important criminal trial, and
jurors, together with witnesses,
were held in abeyance at public ex
pense while the coLrt finished an
artistic job of "painting". This
is the 'man who will represent the
Sixth district in congress as a
bright and shining example of pop
ulist wisdom and the embodiment
of personal virtue. The men who
voted for him must leel proud of
the job they performed on election
Jay. Kem is at least respectable.
.His .services to the state have been
valueless, btft he has at least no
cause to feel ashamed of himself for
keeping late hours and holding
high carnival with the God ot Bac
chus. Greene will doubtless ac
complish as littleas Kem, but he
will do something. He can be de
pended upon to get drunk whenever
he gets out of sight of those who
are sent down to shadow his foot
steps and see that he keeps sober.
The Broken Bow Beacon editorially
announces that it has no defense to
make in the matter ot Green's lat
est attack, though it "nailed" the
Sidney circus as a republican cam
paign falsehood. When the Bea
con declines to stand up for a pop
the case is too far gone to offer any
hope or consolation,
LODGE'S BILL HAS RIGHT OF WAY.
Friends ot the Measure Determine to Se
cure a Vote On It In Senate.
Washington; Dec. 14. The Lodge
immigration" hill as the unfinished busi
ness will have the right of way in the
senate each day after 2 o'clock until dis
posed of, and the friends of the measure
have announced their determination not
to cease, their labors in its behalf until a
vote shall be secured upon it. It is im
possible to say how much time will be
required on the bill, but Senator Lodge
is hopeful that he will get it through
this week. Senator Gibson of Maryland
has announced his purpose to talk, in
order to kill the bill, but ho declines to
state whether ho will resort to other
tactics in order to defeat it. Those op
posed to it concede that the bill will pass
if it should reach a vote.
After the immigration bill comes that
providing for homesteads on lands form
erly occupied by Indians as reservations.
The present homestead law does not
apply to these lands and it is claimed
that the fact that it does not has cost
many settlers their homestead rights.
The question is a vital one in many por
tions of the west and has been particu
larly prominentjin Oklahoma. Senator
Petti grew is the especial champion of
the bill and he will show that it was in
dorsed by the national conventions of
all the parties last summer. The bill
will be vigorously opposed, as it is
claimed its enactment into law would
cost the government no less than $25,
000,000. It is probable these two meas
ures will consume the greater part of
the tjme of the senate this week and it
is quite possible they may not be dis
The bill providing for the election of
senators by the direct vote of the people
is a special order for Monday, but it
may go over to a future date. Senator
Allen of Nebraska, probably will occupy
the floor for a short time tomorrow in a
speech on his resolution concerning the
validity of contracts. He is expected to
say 'something in this speech about the
policy of western states which have
elected Populist state administrations
and to pay his respects to some of the
critics of those states. The Nebraska
senator is also likely to call up the Ding
loy bill at any time. There is a possi
bility that congress may on Thursday
or Friday adjourn until after the holi
days. The Cuban question may fur
nish a sensation at any time.
Program Jnr the House.
Washington, Dec. 14. It has not yet
feeSIi" decided by the house when the
holiday recess may begin, but yet at the
conference of the Republican members
of the ways and means committee, a
date as early as Friday of this week was
suggested. It is even probable, how
ever, that the recess will begin about
Wednesday of next week and continue
until the Monday after New Year. This
week will be devoted to the considera
tion of the army and legislative appro
priation bills. It is the expectation of
the leaders that both these bills can be
passed before the recess. Should any
time remain it will probably be given to
the committees to call up such bills as
they have on the calendar.
Gustly Evidence of Murder.
Knox, Ind., Dec. 14. The body of Ed
Fetters, a horse dealer, was found bur
ied with a carcass of a mule near here
and Fetter's partner, William Sutherlin,
was arrested, charged with the murder.
The grave had been carefully dug and
animal's body placed so as to conceal
that of the man in case the grave had
been carelessly opened.
Urges Support Xror Legislators.
Washington, Deo. 14. The non-partisan
Woman's Christian Temperance
union convention listened to the report
of the legislative secretary, Mrs. Lydia
H. Tilton, who recommended that mem
bers watch and aid legislators in all
good works and petition the legislatures
in behalf of prohibition and social purity
Experimenting "With Irrigated Farms.
Chamberlain, S. D., Dec. 14. By
the purchase of more land, the Carpen
ter irrigated farm near Pukwana, now
contains atotalof eight quarter sections,
which adjoin each other. This farm is
owned by a wealthy resident of Chicago,
who proposes next season to show ex
actly what can be done in the way of
extensive irrigation in this state
Iownn's Sudden Death.
Chicago, Dec. 14. Charles. J. Bracke
bush of Sioux City, IaM and father of
Mrs. M. T. Hunbell of that place, was
found dead in the Mentone hotel. Heart
disease is assigned as the cause of death.
Charles H. and Frederick M. Bracke
bush live here and the father had been
visiting in the city for several monts.
He was 65 years of age.
GoesTrom Initiation to a Hospital.
Dubuque, la., Dec. 14. George Harris
of this city, who was injured while be
ing initiated in the Iron Wood camp of
Modern Woodmen, was taken to the
hospital. An operation will be neces
sary to save his arm. He fell on the
floor, landing on his elbow joint. Ampu
tation may result.
Curfew Ordinance Unconstitutional
Omaha, Dec. 14. Judge Baker in de
ciding the case of Ross Crane, arrested
for violating the curfew law, declared
that the ordinance is unconstitutional,
as it conflicts with the statute of the
state providing for the punishment of
Idaho Contributing to the War. )
Salt Lake, Dec. 14. A special from
Boise, Idaho, says: It is learned that a
company is being quietly organized here
to go to Cuba to assist the insurgents.
Congress of the Salvation Array. '
New York, Deo. 14. A nationalfeon-
gress of the Salvation army, which is to
occupy three days, was commenced in
the auditorium of Memorial naP -
Union Pacific Committee Pro
poses a Scheme. T :
INCLUDES 2J0TE TEUST COMPANY.
To "Work In Harmony "With Railway Plan
to Secure All Obligations Holders of
Old Notes May .Have Stock1 In the Nejr
R Company to the Extent of Fifty Per Cent
of Their Claims.
New York, Dec. ,14. The Union Pa
cific collateral trust note reorganization
committee consisting of John J. Moore,
James "W. Alexander of New York city
and Edwin TL Atkins of Boston, has is
sued its plan .of -reorganization for the
reorganization of the Union Pacific 6
per cent collateral, note trust, and it is
understood will work in harmony with
the general reorganization of the Union
Pacific railway. The plan calls for de
posits of the three year collateral trust
coupon notes issued by the company
under, its indenture of Sept. 4, 1891.
As the notes are now two years overdue
it is proposed,"in view of the insolvency
of the company, to cause an early fore
closure and sale of the collaterals held
in the truBt and their purchase by a new
company to be organized under the title
of the Union Pacific Securities company.
The amount of notes outstanding is
stated to bo 8,500,000; the new company
is to issue 6 per cent first mortgage 25
year gold honds to the amount of $10,
000,000 which are to be exchanged jxt
par for notes deposited under the plan
and are to be secured by the same col
lateral $5,000,000 in stock is also to bo
issued to holders of the old notes to the
extent of 50 per cent of the par value of
The remaining T)onds, $1,600,000, are
to be held in the treasury of the new
company to be used with the consent of
the trustee of the mortgage in the pro
tection of the securities held in the col
lateral mortgage by joining in plans of
reorganization, payment of assessments
under such plans and other purposes
connected with the business of the com
pany. Tho time for declaring the plan
effective was limited to Fen. 1, 1897.
The conditions requiring this reorgani
zation are outlined as follows by the
secretary of the committee: It is pro
posed to reorganize the trust securities
in harmony with the reorganization of
the Union Pacific railway. The charac
ter of the securities is such that tho re
organization of the securities is required
to best preserve and enhance the value.
The recent enterprises promoted by tho
Union Pacific Railway company are so
related to it that the best result to both
interests can only be obtained by such a
It is obviously to the interests of the
noteholders, as well as to that of the
holders of all fixed obligations of the
railway company that the properties
represented in the trust should not be
scattered in ownership and adniinistra
tion, but should be kept together and
administered for the common advantago
of the security holders. The committee
has been organized for -this purpose. The
holders of "notes are called upon to ac
cept a 5 per cent obligation in lieu of an
overdue 6 per cent obligation secured
upon the same collateral; the difference
in the interest rate and the possibilities
of increased value resulting from hold
ing the securities together and adminis
tering them as proposed by the commit
tee are represented by the stock of
the new company to be issued to the as
senting noteholders in the proposition
fixed by the plans. The depositories
under the plan of the organization are
the Mercantile Trust company of New
York and the American Loan & Trust
company of Boston, who will receive
deposits under the plan.
Pursuing: a Murderer "With Bloodhounds.
Marshalltown, la., Dec. 14. An
drew Hart, aged 25, son of a pioneer
farmer of this, county, was shot dead
early this morning by an unknown man
who had entered the house, presumably
for the purpose of robbery. A desperate
struggle ensued. Themurderer escaped
but liundreds of armed citizens with
bloodhounds are in pursuit and lynch
ing is probable if the murderer is cap
An Acrobat's Body Found.
Warrensburg, Mo., Dec. 14. Will
iam W. White, an acrobat with W. W.
Cole's circus, died here 15 years ago and
was buried in a metallic coffin in a
private cemetery. Saturday relatives
exhumed the body to bury it in the city
cemetery, and examination showed that
it was petrified. White was a brother
of O. G. White, city editor of the Sionx
Maceo's Successors ore Named.
Washington, Dec. 14. The success
ion of General Galixto Garcia to the
lieutenant generalship of the Cuban in
surgents and of Major General Bios Ri
vera to the oomniand of the forces in
Pinar del Rio, both of which were held
by Maceo, are fixed upon practically as
certainties by the Cuban, delegation
Internal Itoventte Beceipts.
Washington, Dec. 14. The annual
report of Commissioner Joseph S. Miller
of the internal revenue bureau shows
the receipts for the fiscal year ending
June 80, 1896, to have been $146,830,615;
for the fiscal year 1895, $143,246,077; for
the fiscal year 1894, $147,168,449, and for
the fiscal year 1893, $161,004,989.
For Forging Railroad Passes.
Altoona, Pa., Dec. 14. A stranger
calling himself J. P. Bradley is under
arrest here as a check swindler, and it
it said he is wanted by several western
railroads for forging railroad passes. It
was first thought that he might be Dyer,
the absconding New York bookkeeper.
Kansas Men Enlisting.
Darned, Kan., Dec. 14. A man rep
resenting himself to be a recruiting
officer for the Cuban army and to hail
from St. Louis, has enlisted 15 or 20
young men in this town and county
under promise of good pay and free
transportation to New Orleans.
Factory Destroyed by Fire.
Cleveland, Dec. 14. The three story
brick candle factory of the Standard Oil
company on James street was destroyed
by fire. The loss on building and stock
is about $50,000 and the insurance is
Hanna Declines to Talk.
Cleveland, Dec. 14. Chairman
Hanna returned herefrom Philadelphia.
He declined to .say anything --'out the
gossip concerning the cabinet appoint
ments of Esesident-Elect McKinley.
END OF A DRAMA IN REAL LIFE.
A Mother Finds Her Son A'f ter Twenty-six
' Tears of Vain Search.
Ottdmwa, la.; Dec; l.fA drama in
realdif has camcTto an end by the restor
ration to .his mother of "Tier son whom,
she had7 not seen for 26 years. In 1870
C. P. Mason of this city grew tired of
his wife and left her and a 4-year-old
spn. Mrs. Mason in three years applied
for a divorce here, and while proceed
ings, were going on .the erring husband
returned and 'was forgiven. A Thejfamily
then moved to Fort Scott, Kan. Here
theThusband again deserted the wifeand
kidnaped the son, then 7 years old.
In 1874 Mrs. TVIason procured a divorce
at Rock Island, 111., on the ground of
desertion. Por 26 years the mother has
Equght diligently for her son without
avail. A letter was received yesterday
at police headquarters from her son at
Morgan County, Louisiana, asking for
information about his mother. He ex
plained he had been led until a few days
ago to helieve she was dead. The
mother was easily found and overcome
at the discovery, fainting for joy.
There will be a reunion -of mother and
son here in a day or two.
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF LABOR.
Will Discuss Many Important Topics of
Interest to Wage Workers.
Cincinnati, Dec. 14. The auditing
committee of the American Federation
of Dabor has completedits report. There
are present. 95 delegates, including the
full corps of officers. The session will
continue day and night except Monday
and Tuesday, when they will be held
during the day only. The election of
officers will not take place until the
closing hours of the convention. Never
theless there is talk already of some op
position to the re-election of President
Gompers. The man spoken of as Ms
competitor is Mr. W B. Prescott of In
dianapolis, presidentof the International
Typographical union. There is no acri
mony in this .opposition and at present
it does not seem formidable. A yariety
of questions for discussion or action will
come "before the convention. Among
these is that of the eight hour working
day. Efforts will be made to provide
for the agitation of this question and to
secure speedy favorable legislation on
the question. This subject is likely to
be the important topic.
Question of Interest to Bankers.
Cedar Rapids, la., Dec. 14. A case
is now on in the district court at Ana
mosa which, besides involving a claimed
indebtedness of $31,000, is of interest in
raising the question of the legal right of
bankers to charge interest on the over
drafts of their customers. The parties
to the suit areL. Schoonovervs. Osborne
Bros. The sum named is claimed as
money advanced bySchoonover through
a period covering some 14 years for busi
Cheek For $75,000 Forged.
Cleveland, Dec. 14. The name of
Judge E. T. Hamilton of Cleveland was
forged to a $75,000 check Saturday.
Early in the afternoon a man appeared
at, the Lorraine Street bank and pre
sented an order for that amount on the
Dime Savings and Building company,
payable to O. N. Cunningham. Tho
treasurer offered an excuse for not pay
ing it at once and Cunningham depart
ed. Meanwhile the signature had been
. pronounced a forgery by Judge Hamil-
appeared. Ho was told that the bank,
had failed to get the money and was
asked to return at 5. He agreed to do
so, and has not been seen since.
Cleveland Goes Hunting.
Washington, Dec. 14. President
Cleveland left Washington last evening
for a shooting trip in South Carolina
waters. He was accompanied by Captain
R. D. Evans, Commander Lamberton
and Dr. O'Reiley, his physician. The
president is considerably fatigued from
the labor involved in the preparation of
his message and is in need of recupera
tion, so it is probable he will be absent
from Washington at least a week. The
party started by rail for Georgetown, S.
C, where they will board the lighthouse
tender Wisteria and proceed to Winyap
Bay, where they will be the guests of
the shooting club.
Will Sue Spanish Consul.
Jacksonville, Fla., Dec. 14. W. A.
Bisbee, owner of the steam tug Daunt
less of filibustering fame, will institute
suit against Senor Solos, the Spanish
consul for Florida, located in this city.
The basis of the suit will bo detention of
the Dauntless last Thursday night when
it was preparing to leave for New
Smyrna, after the wrecked schooner
Nathan F. Cobb. Upon tho representa
tions of the consul that he had suspici
ons that the boat was about to engage
in a filibustering expedition, its papers
were taken away and it was not allowed
to leave. A civil suit also may be begun.
Irrigation Engineers Adjourn.
Denver, Dec. 14. The American So
ciety of irrigation engineers adopted
resolutions opposing the idea of govern
ment action in the building Of irrigation
reservoirs and canals, but advocating a
government commission to look over the
arid territory and make suggestions for
the aid of the states in the work. Per
manent .headquarters werestablished
in Denver. The convention has ad
jour'nedf : ;
Son. Sydney Fisher's Mission.
Ottawa, Ont., Dec. 14. Hon. Sydney
Fisher, minister of agriculture, will
leave here Tuesday for Washington,
where he will likely stay for a couple of
weeks. Mr. Fisher will discuss the
question of the abolition of international
quarantine with the United States gov
ernment. Announce Its Stakes.
New York, Dec. 14. Tho Coney Isl
and Jockey club announces its stake for
the June and autumn meeting and the
futurity for 1897. In the futurity, -which
closes Jan. 4, 1897, 8,750 is added, of
Which 3,750 will go to the breeders.
Tramp Breaks Ihto'Jail.
Laramie, Wyo., Dec. 14. A tramp
broke into the city jail at this place and
was found this morning asleep in one of
the cells. He explained that he could
find no place to sleep in tho town and
concluded to get into tho jail.
Handy With a Gun.
Waco, Tex., Dec. 14. Edward
Brooks, a colored bootblack, aged 17,
ran amuck last night with a revolver in
his hand and shot five, persons, one fa-
Contract For Artesian "Well.
Chamberlain, S. D., Dec. 14. The
Indian bureau has let the contract. for
sinkmgsix-inth artesian well atXower
Brule igency, ). : : V -? ; !. .
AN ARBITRATION TREATY
Almost Completed Between the
. United States; and England.
IS TO BE LIMITED TO ITVE YEAHS.
Court of Arbitration to Consist of Six
Members, Three to- Be- Drawn From tho
Judiciary of the United States and Three
From the Judiciary of Great Brltian To
-Be Ready Fo Signature Soon.
Washington, Dec 14. The negotia
tions between the United States and
Great Britain for a treaty of general ar
bitration, covering all subjects of differ
ence between, the . two English speaking
nations, present and" past and prospec
tive, has advanced to a stage-of complet-
ness far beyond what the public, has had
reason to believe. The purpose of Secre
tary Olney and Sir Julian Pauncefoto is
to conclude the negotiations yrithin the
next two weeks. All of the substantial
features of the treaty have been agreed
on. From the present status of the ne
gotiations, it is believed the following
will bo the important terms of the treaty:
First A term of five years from the
date of the exchange of ratification
within which the treaty shall be opera
tive. Second A court of arbitration of six!
members, three to be "drawn from the
judiciary of the United States and three
from the judiciary of Great Britain.
Third The submission to this tribunal
of all difference between the two nations
now pending, or to arise within tho
period of five years, this not to include
the Bearing sea question or the Vene
zuelan now before independent commis
sion, but to include the question of the
boundary between Alaska and British
Make an Important Epoch.
The completion of this treaty will
make an important epoch in tho rela
tions between the two English speaking
nations, and in the judgment of those
who have been most identified with its
consumation it will be tho most import
ant document of a peaceful character in
the history of their mutual dealings.
The president made passing allusion to
the subject in his recent message. It
has been understood, however, the mam
purpose of Mr. Olney was to reach an
agreement as to Venezuela and that
having been accomplished, the larger
question of arbitrating all differences
would require considerable time for its
complete development. But the negoti
ations have proceeded with surprising
unanimity so that those engaged in the
work confidently believe it will be iully
agreed upon and tho signatures of the
contracting parties placed to the docu
ments within three weeks. This will
give fully two months for the considera
tion, and ratification of the treaty at the
present session of the United States
senate and unless some unexpected ob
stacle should arise in that quarter there
is every reason to believe that the treaty
may be made effective before the closo
of the present administration. At least
this is the confident hope of those most
concerned in the negotiation.
Vexatious Question Out of the Way.
Aside from the previously referred to
points, it can T)e stated in a general way
that the terms of the present are such
as to clear the board of all the vexatious
questions which have arisen between
the United States and Great Britain.
These have been numerous in recent
years and some of them have threatened
serious consequences. Bu those famil
iar with the exact terms of the negotia
tions say not one of the causes of fric
tion will remain. Some of them are
withdrawn from the operation of the
treaty from the fact that other methods
of settlement already have been agreed
upon. This is tho case with the Vene
zuelan question, which, by the recent
agreement pertaining to that subject
alone, is submitted to a special court of
arbitration. The Bering sea claims are
now before a commission created by a
special treaty so that this, too, will not
fall within the scope of the treaty.
Other questions have been similarly dis
posed of and considering them all, it is
said by those familiar with them that
tho Alaska boundary will be the only
pending controversy likely to come
within the scope of the new treaty.
Main Purpose of Treaty.
The main purpose of the treaty, how
ever, is to guard against future differ
ences threatening a rupture and in
this the negotiators believe the
terms of the instrument will be
such as to avoid all possibility of
international conflict for the future.
This is regarded as the main achieve
ment. It is one said to be peculiarly
advantageous to tho commercial inter
ests of both countries, assuring them
against rumors of war or the serious
prospect of war. As one of those con
cerned in the negotiations sums up the
result: "When a serious difference
arises between the two countries, in
stead of a public feeling that war may
result and a consequent unsettling of
commercial interests, as occurred during
the Venezuelan crisis, the public will
know, beyond all possibility of rumor or
report, that the difference is one" which
will be settled by arbitration instead of
a possible resort to arms. Thi3 public
sentiment against alarm is felt to be no
less beneficial as one of the features as
sured by the treaty than the plan of
arbitration itself v
Reasons for Limiting Treaty.
The reasons for limiting the treaty of
five years are doubtless to place a meas
ure of tins extent on fair trial after
which if the results are as good as antic
ipated, the treaty can be renewed or be
made permanent. It is felt the charac
ter of the men in such a court will re
move it from the usual divisions based
purely upon the nationality of the arbi
trator, and moreover a majority vote of
the arbitrators will doubtless be required.
As yet it cannot be stated definitely
whether the treaty will cover differences
involving national honor and sover
eignty. This was a noint of diwurrAA.
ment early in the negotiations. It is
probable, however, an exception will
occur iu this respect, as the treaty is
meant to cover tho usual and ordinary
differences which arise between nations
rather than such extraordinary events
as an insult to the flag or any other na
tional indignity, which are usually con
sidered outside the scope of arbitrations.
All the negotiations have been carried
on in Washington and the signing of
the instrument will occur here. Mr.
Olney and Sir Julian Pauncefote have
borne the brunt of the.workV tho latter
executing the views 'of SDord Salisbury.
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ounce bag of BlackwelPs
Durham. Buy a.bag of
this celebrated tobacco
and read the coupon
which gives a list of val
uable presents and how
to get them.
ELECT CAHL SCHURZ PRESIDENT.
Civil Service Reform Association Con
cludes Its Annual Meeting.
Philadelphia, Dec. 12. At Friday's
session of the Civil Service Reform asso
ciation tho following officers were re
elected: President, Carl Schurz, New
York; vice presidents, Charles Francis
Adams, Boston; August R. McDonough,
New York; J. Hall Pleasants, Baltimore;
Henry Hitchcock, -ft. Louis; Franklin
McVeigh, Chicago; "William Potts and
Rev. Henry C. Potter, Hew York. Arch
bishop J. P. Ryan of Philadelphia was
also elected a vice president to fill the
vacancy caused by the death of Right
Rev. Stephen N. Ryan.
The session closed with a banquet at
the Hotel Walton, tendered to the na
tional association by tho Philadelphia
branch. There were a number of dis
tinguished men present, prominent
among whom were Secretary of Agri
culture Morton, Carl Schurz, Mayor
Strong of New York, President Francis
L. Patton of Princeton university, Hon.
John R. Proctor, Charles J. Bonaparte
of Baltimore, Bishop Cyrus D. Foss,
Horaco E. Deming of New York, Gen
eral "William, A. Aiken and Henry Vil-
lard. Letters of regret were received
from Postmaster General "Wilson and
others. Herbert "Welsh, president of
the local branch, presided, and after an
elaborate menu had been discussed in
troduced Secretary Morton. The secre
tary referred to President Cleveland as
a "strong civil service reformer," and
spoke of the increased efficiency of his
subordinates in the agricultural depart
ment as a result of the classification of
Mayor Strong told of tho successful
operation of New York's municipal civil
service regulations. Colonel John R.
Proctor of Kentucky, chairman of the
national civil service commission, spoke
briefly of tho work of the commission.
He told of one government official, who.
under the old system of selection, had
been appointed to office upon the very
highest recommendations, but who was
dismissed for drunkenness after a short
incumbency. Subsequent inquiry proved
that in his home city he had been a no
torious drunkard for 10 years. Bishop
Foss, Charles J. Bonaparte and Lucius
B. Swift of InianapoHs also spoke.
WILL OPEN CO-OPERATIVE OFFICES.
Conflict Between Organized Troprletors
and Organized Employes.
Kansas City, Dec. 14. A critical stage
seems to have been reached in the con
test between the union printers and the
employing job punters of Kansas City,
who are organized in the Typothetas.
The trouble began several weeks ago,
when all the employers forming the
Typothetae opened their offices to non
union men, because of the refusal of the
printers union to withdraw a boycott
against a nonunion printing office, the
proprietor of which belonged to the
TypothefcBQ. In one office all the union
men have been laid off and their places
filled by nonunion printers. As a result
the Typographical union voted unani
mously to open a co-operative printing
office to give employment to its idle
printers. This action was taken upon
the advice of the executive officers of
the international union and there is no
question but the local union will have
the support of the international body in
the struggle that is to follow. It is con
ceded that with the opening of the first
co-operative shop will undoubtedly fol
low the discharge of every union job
printer in all the offices owned by mem
bers of the Typothetce and a bitter fight
will be the result. The union printers
are said to have made all their arrange
ments to open one co-operative office at
once and. to follow with at least three
other hig offices as soon as the Typothe
taj shall declare a lockout.
Coxej-Issxit's an Open Letter.
Massillon, Dec. 12. Geu. J. S.
Coxey issues an open letter to Senator
Marion Butler, denouncing "the dis
graced People's party" sold out to "an
issue so insignificant as silver."
"I decline," he says, "to help chaso
rainbows of election frauds in Ohio, but
hereby announce my resignation as a
member of the national committee."
He concludes: "I once left tho Demo
cratic party, and now find that in order
to he outrof it for sure, I must leave the
once grand, but now disgraced People's
party. This is done in deep sorrow and
with the hope to join a party to which
the hope of the republic must look for
succor from financial and industrial
Sentenced to lie Shot.
Salt Lake, Dec. 12. At Randolph,
Utah, Judge Hart sentenced Patrick
Coughlan to be shot on Dec. 15, for the,
killing of Officers Dawes and Stagg last
year. The execution will take place in
Rich county near where tho officers
Ex-Qnecn Going to Washington.
Sa Francisco, Dec. 12. Ex-Queen
LiHuokalana announces that her stay in
San Francisco will be brief . She is al
ready preparing for her early departure
for Washington, where she hopes to
meet her niece, Princess Kaiulani.
Bryan's Lecturing Tour.
New York, Dec. 12. J. J. Roche,
who was formerly in business in this
city, has just returned from Lincoln,
Neb., where ho closed the contract with
William. Jennings -Bryan for a lecturing
tour - - X . :' - , -
Many thousand dollars
worth of valuable articles
suitable for Christmas
gifts for the young and
old, are to be given to
smokers of BlackwelPs
Genuine Durham To
bacco. You will find
one coupon inside each
The 5275,000 worth of district
irrigation houds'voted one year ago
on the Lincoln & Dawson County
district are;advertisefl 'to be soldto
the highest bidder next Tuesday.
In the case there are no bidders the
company will advertise for bids for
constructing the canal and will, jlet
to the contract the slowest bidder
providing he will fake the bonds and
build the canal. Gothenburg In
dependent. Bucklen's Arnica Salve.
The best salve in the world' for cuts
bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, fever
sores, teter, chapped hands, chilblains
corns, and all skin eruptions, and posi
tively cures piles, or no pay required,
It is guaranteed to give perfect satisfac
tion or money refunde'dl Price 25 cents
For sale by A. F. Streitz
U . P. TIME TABLE.
GOING EAST CENTRAL TIME.
No. 2 Fast Mail 8:45 n. m.
No. 4 Atlantic Express 11:40 p. m.
No. 28 Freight l:Ca, m.
GOING WEST MOUNTAIN TIME.-
No. 1 Limited 3:55.pi m.
No.3-Fast Mail 11:20 p. ra.
No. 23 Freight 7:35 a. m.
No. 19 Freight" 17J0pTrii.
N. B. Olds. Agent.
I N THE DISTRICT COURT IN ANDtFOR LIN-
I coin county, Nebraska.
In the matter ot the estate of. Mordica C"Fur
This cnuse came on for hearing upon the petlUon
of Abignil E. Furnish. alministrntrii,of the estate
of Mordica C. Furnish, deceased, prayiDB for
licenso to sell tho southwest quarter of the north
west quarter, and the northwest quarter of the
southwest quarter, (being lots two and three) and
the east half of tho southwest quarter, all in Sec
tion 19, Township 9 north. Range 29 west, in
Lincoln county, Nebraska, or a sufficient amount
of the same to bring the sum of $800. for the pay
ment of the debts allowed against said estate. And
the cost of administration,, there .not. being suffi
cient personal property to pay the said debts and
It is therefore ordered, that all persons inter
ested in said estate, appear before me at my office
in North Platte, Nebraska, on the 30th doy of
December, lSSti. at one o'clock p. m. to show cause
why a license should not be granted to said admin
istratrix to sell so much of the above described
real estate of said deceased, as &hall be necessary,
to pay said debts and expenses. It is further
ordered that this order be published in tho North
PiATTE Semi-Wzeklt Tbibuxe for the time re
quired by law.
Dated this 10th day of November. 1806.
95-i District Judgo.
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION..
Land Office at North Platte, Neb., ?
Novembor 17th, 1606. J
Notice is hereby given that Michael C. Harrington
has filed notice of intention to make final proof be
fore Register and Receiver at his office in North
Platte. Neb., on the 20tb day of December, 1806, on
timber culture application No. 12,294, for tho south
west quarter of section No. 4, in township No. 14
north, range No. SO west, ne names as witnesses
Isaac Larcpltigb, Harry Lamplugb Allen Tift
Lester Walker, all or North Platte, Nebraska.
97-6 JOHN F. HINMAN, Register.
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION.
Land Office at North Platte, Neb., )
December 8, 1806. , J
Notice Is hereby given that the following-named
sottler has filed notice of his intention to make
final proof in support of his claim and that said
proof will be made before the Register and Re
ceiver at North Platte, Neb., on January 19th,
who made Homestead Entry No. 15.759, for the
southwest quarter secUon Si, township 10 north;
range 28 west. lie names the following witnesses
to prove his continuous ros'dence upon and culti
vation of said land, viz: Rasmus Hansen,, Peter
Homl, George Schmid and Henry'W, MlIteraUof
103-6 JOHN F. HINMAN, Register.
yiLcox & halligan, .
NORTH PLATTE, - - - NEBRASKA
Office over North Platto National Bank.
R, N. F. DONAIJDSON,
Assistant Surgeon Unlon,Pacflc,Rj!,?,v : . ,
and Member of Pension Board, 1 J '
NORTH PLATTE, - - NEBRASKA.
Office over Streitz's Drug 8tore.
Room No. 6, Ottenstein Building,
NORTH PLATTE, NEB; ' 1
JjIRENCH & BALDWIN,
ATTORN E TS-AT-LA W,
NORTH PLATTE, - -" "NTCBIttVSIQff
Office over N. P. Ntl. Bank.
Office First National; Bank Bldg;
NORTH PLATTH NEB. ? ;
DEALER IN. :
Fresh, Smoked atfd
Salted Meats -
Having re-opened the City. Meat
Market, opposite the H&teCeville,
I am prepared to furnishcusjom'er.s
with a choice quality;- of. meatsv'of
all kinds. ': .'; '
A share of your patronage is.e-
&jjecnuuy .solicited: r
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