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8 econd-clasE matter.
With this issue The Tribune
enters its "teens", having- complet
ed its twelfth year last Tuesday.
The oast two or three years have
been trying" ones' for the newspapers
of western Nebraska, and it has
only been by hard work and the
strictest economy that both ends
have been made to meet. Collec
tions, especially irom the farmers
who were so unfortunate as to lose
their crops each year, have been
very difficult and the subscription
arrearages on The Tribune's
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fer a favor by so doing. If you can
not pay in full, please pay what
you can. With an outlook for
more promising" times, it is quite
likely that some improvements will
be made to The Tribune in the
near future which will result in an
increase in news service and the
ability to present the news to sub
scribers in better form.
The supreme court of Nebraska
handed down a decision Wednes
day in the sugar bounty case, in
wmcu tne court noids tnat mere is
no specific appropriation for the
payment of the bounty. As a re
sult warrants to the amount of
about one hundred and fifty thous
and dollars held by the owners of
the sugar and chicory factories will
remain unpaid until an ap
propriation is made and as a ma
iority of the members of the next
legislature are opposed to the su
gar bounty, the prospects for an
early pajunent of the warrants are
not bright. The beet raisers will
receive but four dollars per ton for
the 1896 crop unless an appropria
tion is made.
Down' in Kansas the applicants
for places at the pie counter under
the new poo administration are
registered, and each applicant is
required to pa' a registry fee of
one dollar. This money, it is
claimed, is to wipe out a big" de
ficiency in the expenses of the late
campaign. Had the newly elected
.Nebraska officers adopted this
novel plan they could have accumu
lated several wagon loads of 100
cent dollars.
Senator Allen has introduced
a bill appropriating-one million dol
lars for surveys and examinations
of the headwaters of all the large
rivers of the countrj-, some 120 being-
named, beginning- with the Penob
scot and extending to the Rio
Grande, to determine the cost and
location of reservoirs to be con
structed and maintained for the
storage of waters of these rivers
and their tributaries, to be used for
industrial purposes.
The United States district attor
ney at St. Louis has notified the
Cuban agent in that city that the
enlistment of recruits for Cuba
must cease, as such action is in
direct violation of the neutrality
laws of this country. Several hnn-
dred men have already been sent
from St. Louis to New Orleans,
where they will embark for Cuba.
Some of the papers are calling
attention to the fact that pensions
have cost this country $2,000,000
since 1865. But more than that
amount within the same time has
vanished in the flame and smoke of
conflagrations in the United States,
ana noooav seems to ne -vnrvmo-
J o
about an outg"o that is largely pre
ventive. Ex.
If there were more
sugar facto-
ries in Nebraska there would be
less 12-cent corn. It is within the
power of the Nebraska farmers to
work out their own financial salva
tion and one of the means to be
employed is the encouragement of
the beet sugar industry.
To the credit ot
elect Greene let it be said that a
whole week has passed without him
going- on a jamboree.
Beware of Ointments for Catarrh that
contain Mercury,
as mercury will sureiy destroy the sense
of smell and completely derange the
whole system when entering it through
the muscous surfaces. Such articles
should never be used except on perscrip
tions from reputable physicians, as the
damage they will do ib ten fold to the
good you can possibly derive from them.
Hall's Catarrh Cure, manufactured by
F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, O., contains
no mercury, and is taken internally, act
ing directly upon the blood and mucous
surfaces of the system. In buying Hall's
Catarrh Cure be sure you get the genuine'
It is taken internally, and made in To
ledo, Ohio, by P. J. Cheney & Co.
Testimonials free.
bold by Druggists, price 75c,
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
Ncbraskan Hsw a Lively Tilt Vith Senator
Hoar Call Offers Three Cuban Resolu
tions Demands an Investigation of the
Killing of Maceo.
Washington, Dec. 15. The final vote
on the immigration bill will be taken in
the senate next Thursday at 4 p. ni., ac
cording to an agreement reached Mon
day. Little doubt is entertained as to
the passage of the measure, as it already
has passed the house and will be in con
ference before the holidays.
Call (Dem.. Fla.) renewed attention
to the Cuban question by threo resolu
tions, one being a bitter denunciation of
the manner in which it is alleged Gen
eral Antonio Maceo had been killed
while under a flag of truce. Mr. Allen's
speech protesting against intemperate
criticism of Populism in Nebraska led
to a passage between him and Mr. Hoar.
Mr. Allen said that neither Kansas,
Nebraska nor any other stato which had
returned Populist electors was on that
account to bo classed as revolutionary
and regardless of the sacred nature of
legal contracts and obligations. He as
sured eastern stockholders in western
railroads that they had nothing to fear,
and said western judges were equal in
justice and intelligence to those of the
east and would hold the balance fairly
between residents and non-residents.
They would prevent over-capitalization
and wild and reckless management of
corporations, but would bo impartial in
the enforcement of both the letter and
spirit of the law. In conclusion he
scored Senator Hoar's remarks as "a re
flection on a poor and struggling, but
honest Christian community."
House Agreos to AtUourn.
"Washington, Dec. 15. Beyond agree
ing to a resolution for a two weeks' holi
day recess beginning Dec. 22, the pro
ceedings in the house Monday were
almost entirely devoid of public interest.
Most of the day was spent in a struggle
over the bill of Morse (Mass. ) to render
the laws relating to the sale of intoxi
cating liquors in the District of Colum
bia more stringent. The opposition was
inclined to filibuster against the meas
ure, but it was finally passed.
Alabama Senator Makes n Stronir Speech
on the Situation In Cuba.
"Washington, Dec. 16. Senator Mor
gan of Alabama held the attention of
the senate and well filled galleries for
an hour Tuesday by his advocacy of a
stronger decisive policy in dealing with
the Cuban question. The prominence
of Mr. Morgan in the Cuban debate of
last session, when he had charge of the
Cuban resolutions reported from the
committee on foreign relations, gave
special interest to the speech. He
spoke in a dispassionate style, although
his words had a directness and severity
in picturing the horrors existing in Cuba
such as is seldom heard in the senate.
At the close of Mr. Morgan's speech his
resolution was adoptedrequesting the sec
retary of state for papers and information
relative to the Competitor prisoners and
other American citizens held in Cuba by
the Spanish authorities. The question
of passing the bill granting Nancy Alla
bach a pension, the veto of the president
notwithstanding, occasioned consider
able debate, but was finally passed over
the veto, yeas, 41; nays, 11. Early in
the day Mr. Allen introduced a resolu
tion for the appointment of a committeo
of nine senators to investigate the ex
tent to which money was used in the
recent presidential election.
I.0111I Dill Considered.
Washington, Dec. 16. The house
entered upon the consideration of the
Loud bill to amend the law relating to
the transmission of first class mail mat
ter.Before this bill was brought up,a bill
to reorganize the Atlanta and Pacific
railroad was called up and passed.
Recognized Leaders of Various Parties
Take Part In the Debate.
"Washington, Dec. 17. The session of
the senate developed the most eventful
and exciting debate that either branch
of congress has heard 111 a long time. It
brought forward the recognized leaders
of the various parties and elements, in
cluding such conspicuous figures as
Messrs. Frye, Teller, Sherman, Gorman,
Yest, Aldrich. Piatt, Mitchell (Or.),
Chandler, Hale and Allen in notable
statements on leading questions which
have engaged the attention of congress
and the country of late. !Nbt only were
the lines laid down on tariff and finance,
but the debate partook of all the pentup
feeling resulting from the recent na
tional contest. Often it was dramatic
in its intensity and at all times absorb
ingly interesting to the crowded galleries
and intent body of senators. Political
differences came in for a fair share of
attention and the names of McKinley
and Bryan often were heard. President
Cleveland also came in for a share of
attention, Mr. Allen declaring that the
president was a Republican' who rejoiced
with Kcpubucans over the recent mut
ual victory. The debate came unex
pectedly when Mr. Yest called up the
Allen resolution for consideration of the
Dingley bill, in order to make some
remarks on it.
Mr. Piatt of the finance committee an
nounced that no effort would be made to
urge that bill to passage. The superin
tendent, Mr. Sherman, promptly arose
and said in new of wliat had been said,
he acquiesced in the general sentiment
that no further effort should be mado
on the Dingley bill. This was regarded
as the final disposition of the bill.
Deadlock in tho House.
"Washington, Dec. 17. Tho day in
the house was productive of little prog
ress. The army appropriatio'n bill was
under discussion, but a deadlock oc
curred over the proposition for the
abandonment of tho army and navy
hospital at Hot Springs, Ark., and the
house adiourned.
Sugar Bounty Warrants Illegal.
Lincoln, Dec. 17. The supreme
court has decided that the payment by
State Auditor Moore of some 46,000 in
warrants for sugar bounties to the Ox-
nary company is illegal.
Fortnight For Tariff Hearings.
"Washington, Dec. 15. The ways and
means commictee of the house today de
cided to begin hearings on the tariff on
Dec. 28, and continue them for two
weeks. j
Creedon Won In the Ninth.
New York, Dec. 13. In tho fight last
night between Creedon and O'Brien.
Burglar Sent to the Penitentiary.
North Platte, Neb., Dec. 16. Judgo
Grimes sentenced John Cur tin to five
years in the penitentiary for robbery.
Complaint Is Dismissed.
Lincoln, Dec. 11. The complaint of
the Lincoln Commercial club against
the Union Pacific and Elkhorn roads
brought before the board of transporta
tion has been dismissed.
Postponed Another Week.
Pender, Ifeb., Dec. 13. The prelimi
nary hearing of Dr. J. S. Goodmanson,
charged with poisoning his wife, which
was postponed until Dec. 14, has again
been continued one week.
Think They Have .Detlefsen.
Sctiuyler, iNeb., Dec. 12. A tele
gram was received from Norfolk that a
man answering the description of Clans
Detlefsen, murderer of Deidrich Gles-
ing, was detained there by officers.
Clarksnn Dank Entered.
Clarkson, Neb., Dec. 12. Burglars
broke into tho section house here and
stole some tools and later made entrance
into the Clarkson bank. They forced
the safe, but secured nothing.
Dies From Ilia Wound.
Heihngford, Neb., Dec. 17. True
Miller, living 20 miles west of here, who
accidentally shot himself three weeks
ago, died from the effects of the wound,
blood poisoning having set in threo
days ago.
Move on the Maximum Rate Case.
Lincoln, Dec. 12. The state board of
transportation has made a stipulation
with J. M. Woolworth, representing the
railroads, whereby a motion to advance
the case for hearing will be presented to
the United States supremo court. The
hearing of the motion will be set for the
third Monday in January.
No Guarantee I Jo mis.
Lincoln, Dec. 13. A opinion rendered
at the request of Governor Holcomb by
Attorney General Churchill has caused
surprise among incoming state officials.
It is, in effect, that the law passed by the
last legislature allowing state, county
or city officers to give bonds furnished
by guarantee companies is unconstitu
"Nebraska State Grange- Session.
Curtis, Neb., Dec. 11. The Nebraska
State grange is in session here with full
delegations. The annual address was
made" by O. A. Hall of Pawnee City.
The following officers were elected for
the ensuing year: John F. "Williams of
Culbertson, master: R. Hansen of Cur
tis, overseer; A. M. Bovee of Yancoma,
lecturer; Travelpiece of Kearney, stew
Shoots Her Drunken Husband.
Lincoln, Dec. 12. Charles Scott, 45
years old, residing at 1321) P street, was
hot in the head and dangerously
wounded by his wife, Lucy. The ball
entered his head to the right and a trifle
below the right eye. The bullet has
been located, but not yet extracted. The
couple were quarreling. Scott was
drunk and was coming toward his wife
with a large butcher loiife when she
fired the shot. Mrs. Scott was arrested
and released on bail.
Dry Goods ...Stock Ruined.
Grand Island, Neb., Dec. 13. A
column of flame 20 feet high was dis
covered at 4 a. m. coming out of
the basement of P. Martin & Bros'.
dry goons ana notion store, it was
fully 15 minutes before streams of
water was turned on the blaze, being
hen too late to save auythiug in
he west room of the double store. The
stock was valued at $33,000. The insur
ance is 23,000. The Free Press, located
on the upper floor, has lost through
water about 300.
Lee Case In the Hands of the Jury.
York, Neb., Dec. 12. The Lee case
went to the jury at a late hour last
night. The defendant told a remarka
ble story on the stand. In substance,
Lee said that his conversations with
Messplay were for the purpose of ascer
taining his guilt or innocence with re
gard to a burglary which was perpe
trated at Lee's house. Lee denied ever
plotting to wreck the Burlington flyer.
He denied ever confessing to Messplay
that he attempted to assault Bissell.
Lee said that Messplay was the one who
suggested the wreck. He also said that
Messplay told him of an attempt on
BisselPs life, which he had made from
Detlefsen Still at large.
Schuyler. JSieb., Dec. 11. Tiiero are
no new developments in the Detlefsen
murder case. The last known of him
was that he was at tho home of his sis
ter, eight miles northeast of North
Bend, Monday night. He left there, it
is said, on foot. His relatives claimed
to know nothing of his whereabouts.
The coroner's inquest was held yester
day morning, the jury finding that Died-
rich Glesing met his death by pistol shot
wounds made by Claus Detlefsen, who
maliciously and feloniously did tho deed.
The funeral of Diedrich occurred yester
day, people from miles around being in
Bishop Bonacum Does Not Appeal.
Marshall, Mich, Dec. 13. Bishop
Bonacum has filed no notice of appeal
from the decision rendered against him
in the metropolitan curica at Dubuque
by Rev. Father Baart, the judge dele
gate. The time for filing an appeal ex
pired yesterday and the whole sentence
lias now become res judiciata, and an
authentic exposition of tho church law
concerning the disputed points, espe
cially the rights of bishops and priests.
Father Baart said today mat since
Bishop Bonacum had attacked him in
his official capacity as judge advocate,
he preferred to leave to the apostolic
delegate the execution of the sentence
in the cases of Revs. Murphy and Fitz
gerald, as well as the matter of the attack
made upon him bv the bishop, which
constituted serious contempt of court.
Mail from New York city to the
German Earner un will bo delivered
in 44 days.
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For colds in tho head and treatment
of catarrhal troubles this preDaration
has afforded prompt relief; with its con
tinued use the most stubborn cases of
catarrh have yielded to its healing
power. It is made from concenstrated
Mecca Compound and possesses all of its
soothing and healing properties and by
absorbtion reaches all the inflamed
parts effected by that disease. Price 50
cts. Prepared by The Forter Mfg. Co.
Council Bluffs, Iowa. For sale by A. F.
Spanish Authorities Taking Every Pre
caution to Avoid Trouhle at Valencia
American Consul Will Proceed to Sea
and Advise Captain Not to Land.
Havana, Dec. 15. The United States
consulate in this city is under a special
guard of armed policemen. This pre
caution is taken by the Spanish author
ities to the fear that the indignation ex
pressed by Spanish sympathizers against
the United States would find vent in an
attack upon the consulate.
Madrid, Dec. 14. Tho minister of
marine, Admiral Berauger, states that
he has given orders to the maratime
commander of Yalencia to receive tho
United States steamer Laurada as he
would any merchantman upon her
entering that port and to give her facil
ities to continue her voyage in accord
ance with the marino regulations. If
tho Laurada needs coal, provisions, etc.,
and private individuals refuse to supply
her the marine authorities will supply
them. As the presence of the Lanrada
might cause disorders the authorities
have taken the precaution of having at
Yalencia the cruiser Mario Theresa, tho
gunboat Yulcana and tho coast guards
Admiral Beranger stated in conclusion
that he hoped the Laurada would avoid
Spain and he trusted to the discretion of
the residents of Yalencia to refrain from
disorder in case the vessel put in there.
London, Dec. 14. A Rome dispatch
to the Daily News reports the American
steamer Laurada has gone from Palermo.
Captain Hughes, upon being asked
whether it was true that he was going
to Yalencia to be captured so as to pro
voke a casus belli against Spain by the
United States, replied that ho knew
nothing and must await orders. His
ultimate destination, he said, was Balti
more. The Standard has a Madrid dis
patch which iys the government has
increased the force of police and mili
tary at Yalencia. The Laurada will be
allowed to anchor alongside the men-of-
war in the harbor, but not to approach
the wharves or to load. She will be re
quested to leave promptly. The gov
ernment is determined, this dispatch
goes on, to entorce tne respect for a ves
sel carrying the American flag like any
other, but it will let the responsibility
for the consequences of any conflict rest
with the owners. The "Washington
government's advice to the Laurada not
to come to Spain is highly appreciated
in official circles.
aiacco's Successor Has Taken
the Field
Against the Spanish.
Havana, Dec. 16. A special to the
Tribune from Key "West, says: Fight
ing is reported west of the trocha in
Pinar del Rio section, w'here the insur
gents under Maceo's successor, General
Ruis Rivera, haye taken the field against
the Spanish forces left there by General
"Weyler. No details have been received
yet, but 50 wounded soldiers came in
yesterday from the neighborhood of
Artemesa. It is stated in Havana that
General "Weyler has called in some of
the troops now stationed outside the
city, fearing an attack by General
Gomez, who is reported as coming east
ward with a large force, well armed and
provisioned. The insurgents have al
ready ocenpied several small towns held
by the Spaniards in the eastern part of
the province of Havana and have met
hardly any defeats. Two trainloads of
provisions and anus were captured by
the insurgents on the Matanzas railroad
with slight loss. It is reported that an
expedition from Honduras landed on
the south side of the island Saturday
with large supplies of ammunition ant"
arms and that the cargo was safely de
livered into the possession of General
Junta at Xew York Keceivcs Uncourasro-
ment From Many Source.
New Yokk, Dec. 15. From all part
of the United States, from Mexico and
from Paris telegrams have been received
by the Cuban junta and by prominent
Cubans m Xew York, in which the cor
respondents express their sympathy for
free Cuba and offered financial assist
ancc to the men who are malting a fight
for liberty. Ono of the most ardent
writers was Herbert Wolcott, chairman
of tho Cuban American league of
Cleveland and brother of United States
Senator Wolcott. In his communication
to Fidel G. Pierrera, Mr. Wolcott said
tho American-born citizens of Cleveland
were enthusiastic and condemned the
murder of Mticep and his staff. Money,
Mr. Wolcott said, was coming in faster
than at any umo smco tjie war began,
and if mmi wore wanted there would be
no troublo in recruiting more than one
regiment. So fervent is tho sympathy
for Cuba that tho innta would not bo
asked to expend a dollar of its funds for
equipment or transportation, Mr. Wol
cott said. He wrote that members of
tho G. A. R. of Cleveland, who were
officers in tho civil war, had volunteered
to go with the enlisted men and assume
command of them m Cuba.
lacco's Successors are Xamed.
TIT . . -w-k - j
Washington, uec. 14. The success-
ion of General Galixto Garcia to the
lieutenant generalship of the Cuban in
surgents and of Major General Rios Ri
vera to the command of the forces in
Pinar del Rio, both of which were held
by Maceo, are fixed upon practically as
certainties by the Cuban delegation
Awful ,oss of Life.
Berlin, Dec. 12. The German Lloyd
steamship Salier was wrecked on the
night of Dec. 7, four utiles north of
YHlagariea, Spain, and two and one-
half miles from land. The dispatch
further states that she must have broken
up immediately, as parts of the steamer
have already washed ashore.. She had
on board 33-t passengers, mostly steerr
age, and. a crew or oo men. iui on
.board were drowned.
To End the Dock Strike.
Hamburg, Dec. 13. At meetings held
today the striking dockers adopted reso
lutions in favor of coming to some ar
rangement with the employers. A con
ference between the strikers and their
employers will decide upon the composi
tion of the board of conciliation.
Unable to Overhaul the Three Friends.
Washington, Dec. 17. The cruiser
fewark . returned to Key West this
afternoon. She reports to the navy de
partment that she had been unable to
overhaul tho filibuster Three Friends.
Sixteenth Annual Convention of Federa
tion of Lahor.
Cincinnati, Dec. 15. The 16th an
nual convention of tho American Feder
ation of Labor was called to order hero
at 10- o'clock yesterday by President
Samuel Gompers. After the appoint
ment of the committees on credentials
and officers of tho convention, a recess
was taken until 2:30 p. m. awaiting tho
report on credentials.
Secretary McCraith reported that tho
receipts for the year showed an increase
of 15 per cent over last year, while tho
balance on hand is 25 per cent greater.
Tho membership was increased 68,292
during the year and heavy appropria
tions were made for strikes and other
purposes in the interests of the federa
tion. Treasurer Leuuon reported re
ceipts of 19,621; expenses, 15,452; bal
ance on hand, $4,169.
The executive council submitted an
elaborate report on its work during the
year, in which it referred to the de
tailed statement of strikes and other
efforts, of which Secretary McCraith
gave an elaborate history in his annual
report. All the reports were referred to
the appropriate committees
The committee on credentials reported
its finding on the case of President
Ponieroy of the "Waiters' association
without recommendation. The charge:
ef the Illinois State Federation and
others were submitted for final action.
Delegate "Warner said when the com
mittee on credentials went to Pomeroy's
room to get the contestee's statement
that Ponieroy called on his attendant to
get his revolver. Out of 2,400 votes
only 197 were cast for Duncan's amend
ment. Then the motion of Morrison,
which was the main question, to reject
the credentials of Ponieroy, was carried
by only 198 dissenting votes out of the
total of 2,400 and the report of the com
mittee on credentials was then adopted.
There was much jollification over the
unseating of Ponieroy, as the vote was
an indorsement of the previous action of
the general officers and the executive
Trial of Competitor Crew.
Havana, Dec. 16. The second trial
of the crew of the American schooner
Competitor, captured on April 29 last by
a Spanish gunboat, while apparently
landing a filibustering expedition on the
coast of Cuba, is still in its preliminary
stages, and consequently, according to
Spanish law, the proceedings are yet
private. It is expected that the proceed
ings will shortly pass into open court,
when all the features of the case will bo
made public. The stories circulated in
the United States of the secret trial sen
tence and approaching execution of the
prisoners are wholly false.
Itice Anxious For a Itace.
New York, Dec. 15. It is said that
the net receipts of the six day bicycle
race m Madison bouare garden were
37,000. Edward Hale, the winner, will
probably make 5,000 by his week's
work. The first prize is 1.300. Then
he was paid for riding a certain wheel,
tires, saddles, etc. J. S. Rice of "Wilkes-
barre. Pa., who finished second, is in
better shape than any of the other rid
ers. He is anxious fo arrange for an-
inifuj. nun wuii xwi um k miu ui iiuv
10,000 backing. Hp is willing to wager
$5,000 that ho can ride 3,000 iniles in
142 hours,
Double Tragedy at iioston.
Boston, Dec. 13. Mary L. Collins
and Samuel P. Putnam of Chicago were
found dead today upon the floor of a
room occupied by tho woman. The gas
was turned on. The woman was 20
years of ago and the man about 50. An
investigation is now being made by the
police. The bodies were both completely
clothed. A whisky flask was also found
in the room. The indications are that
the couple committed suicide last night.
Miss Collins and Putnam were lecturers.
The man accompanied the wouiau home
last night.
President Killed Sixty-One Ducks.
Georgetown, Dec. 17. The president
and party spent the morning hunting
ducks on tho southern extremity o
South island, their reward being 10Q
birds, of which the president brought
down 01. President Cleveland also
joined in a dear drive, but none of the
hunters got a shot owing to the high
water on the island. It is not definitely
known when the president will take his
leave, but Saturday is the time inti
mated. Young Salvini Is Dead.
Florence, Italy, Dec. 10. Alexander
Salvini, the son of Tomasi Salvini, the
great Italian actor, is dead.
Speculators Overbought on Hessian
Fly Damage Iteports.
Chicago Dec. 10. After encouraging the
bitlls today with an advance of c over yester
day's close, -wheat broke suddenly and sharply,
closing at a net decline of JJJtfc. Speculators
rather overbought oii Hessian fly damages re
port and the anxiety of speculators to unload
started the general liquidation which resulted
in the lump. Corn r.nd cats were sympathet
ically weak, clpsing alxmt c and He lowtir
respectively, Provisjonsj closed at subsequently
unchangod figures. Closing prices ;
WHEAT Pec., ffic; May, 7icf
CORN Dec., ; May, 5Vc.
OATS-Dec, lC&o; May, 20o,
PORK Dec., 56.80; Jan., $7.(i"; May,
LARD Dec., Ju-i &J.S3; May, i.0.
RIBS Dec., S3.90; Jan., S3.87W; ; May, $
Cash quotations: No. 'J red wheat, SU&91a;
No. 3 red, 3-5 Stic; No. 2 spring, 7ti78Kc ; No.
2 corn, 22?$c; No. 2 oats, 17J 17;ie.
South Omaha Live Stock.
South Omaha. Dec. 1(3. CATTLE Receipts,
3,600; active, strong; native beef steers, U;0
1.85; western steers, ?3.X'5':J.!0; Texas steers,
S2.503.6.i; cows and heifers, ?2.o02;j.1;j; can
ners, $1.50&2.J0; stockers and feeders, $3.0tft
3.85; calves, ;3.50j5.5'); bulls, stags, cts., S1.75
HOGS Receipts, 6,830; steady; heavy, $3.10
3.20; mixed, 3.133.20; light, S3.20S3.35; bulk
of sales, 53.10S3.20.
SHEEP Receipts, 1,250; steady; fair to choice
natives, S2.75S3.50; fair to choice westerns,S2.50
3.35; common and stock
kunbs, S3.005.00.
sheep, 52.00Q2.75;
Chicago Live Stock.
pniCAGO, Dec. 16. HOGS Receipts, 35,000;
active and prices strong to 5c" higher; light,
S3J20Q3A5; mixed, S3.203.!5; heavy, S2.5a
.3.40; rough, 52.fl533.05.
OATTLE Receipts, 10,000; best strong, oth
ers steady; beeves, SJ.0(g5.0; cows aijd heifers',
5i.704.iw; lexas steers, ?z.d4.zo: stocKers
and feeders, S2.S53.
New England Farming.
New England fanning is unique
in its restricted area in tillage crops,
having a lower ratio than any civi
lized nation of ancient or modern
time, so far as I am aware. Ours is
the farming of little capital, labor
and manures, and in this sense a low
type of agriculture. Less than 12
per cent of its tillable area is under
the plow, while in the west S8 per
cent is more than quadrupling the
ratio of the area tilled in this sec
Hon. Country Gentleman.
riat n tat a -nVTTVTfT WAT) "HO
Happenings From Homo and Abroad "Ro-
duced From Columns to "Lince Every-
lifn- lint F:iets Eliminated For Our
Readers' Convenience.
Frldar. Dec. 11.
Govcrmor Morrill has errantcd a pardon
to James L. Dick, defaulting treasurer of
Ellsworth county, Kansas, on account; 01
the accidental death of the prisoner's son,
who was his mother's solo support
Joseph H. Choatc has been endorsed by
the Union Leatruo club for the unitcu
, -
States senate, to succeed Senator Hill
Luke Alexander has been sentenced to 20
years' imprisonment for killing his wifo
at Jjinneus, Mo., because she retusea to
live with him Whcclock G. Veazy of
me anrersxarc oomineruu cuumuiuu
not resigned. Ho may do so soon, how
ever on account of his health. Ho is over
60 years of age President A. J. "Warner
has summoned tho executive committee
of tho Bimetallic union to meet at "Wash
ington Dec. 15 Tho noted Modoc chief,
Scar-Faced Charley, died of consumption
in Indian territory John BT. Leon, a
pharmacist at Denver drank a mixture of
morphine and chloroform and died Tho
track of tho Wichita & Western railroad
between Pratt and Mullinville, Kas., has
been ordered torn up by Judge Foster
The Andrews Packing company of Pueblo,
Colo., slaughterers and jobbers of fresh
and cured meats, has assigned for tho
benefit of creditors John C. Xowbill of
the land office at Sm-intrficld. Mo., has
been requested to send in his resignation
Samuel Barnum has been appointed
receiver for the silver statue of Ada Rohan
at Topcka Kas., upon tho application of
W. Bcckford andA.H. Mitchell of Helena,
Mont. George Thomas, a merchant of
Grand Junction, Colo., was attacked with
noso bleed about four four weeks
whilo exerting himself, and despite all
efforts of physicians he died Tho 6-ycar-
old son of Will King at Pittsburg, Kas.,
fell into a cistern and was drowned
While Vincent Louk was felling a tree
on Files creek, near Elkins, W. "Va., a
splinter rebound and struck him, tearing
his stomach and causing death George
E. Ross, the defaulting clerk of thoPacinc
Express company, is said to be safe in
Mexico, a Kansas traveling man having
seen him making his way thither,
Saturday, Dee. IS.
The legislature of Georgia has passed a
bill making women eligible for the posi
tion of state librarian The Kansiis City
Gas company is now contemplating tho
purchase of the Missouri company and
raising the price from 50 cents to $1 Mr.
Harris of the Nickel Plate circus has de
cided to have Gypsy, the man killing ele
phant, electrocuted at Tattcrsalls, Chicago,
next week The monitor ram Puritan
has been placed in commission at tho"
Brooklyn navy yard A resolution has
been adopted by the Ohio state grange
recommending Hon. J. H. Brigham of
Ohio to President-elect McKinley for
secretary of agriculture Henry Folsom
and Ora Rice, who left Sundance, Wyo.,
in October last with two airloads of horses,
have not been heard of, and their friends
suspect foul play has been meted to them
John F. Elliott, brother to Sir G. H
Elliott, governor of one of the British
provinces in South Af rica, has been ar
rested at Pendleton, Or., for forging a
check, and is now a maniac The grand
jury at Denver, uolo., voted
tint- tn tiwl.
. ft.,,-;!. 1,511 for nn indictment; nffainst An-
drew J. Snute, who was accused of the
murder of his wife and four children-
D. F. Stone, who helped the Taylor broth-
prs escape from Carrolton, Mo., is in jail
at Canon City, Colo., for robbery A
numlcrof spurious $5 cold pieces have
made their appearance in St. Louis-
Burglars broke into the homo of Patrick
Callahan at Denver Colo., and stale nearly
100 in cash Itoy Miller, tho 13-year-old
boy who was run over by a Hannibal train
at Kansas City, is dead Henry AVethcrs,
a coal miner at Lehigh, I. T., was instant
ly killed by the premature explosion of a
shot Kev. "Worlein of St. Louis is about
to commence a crusade against Sunday
racing at the South Sidetrack Extradi
tion treaties made with the Argentine
Bcpublie and the Orange Free State have
been sent to the senate The London
Sporting Life estimates that about 40,000
American bicycles will be imported into
Great Britain during the next season.
Monday, Dee. 14.
Secretary Bohinson of the Cleveland
base ball team isdyingfrqm inflammation
of tho brain Will Perry, who killed
Leo McLean at Indianapolis. Ind., has
been sentenced to life imprisonment
Boss, tho 10-year-old son of P, T. Bryan,
treasurer of Lebanon, Ind,, was fatally
hurt by jumping from a Vanuaha freight
train at Brazil, Ind. Bobbers brake in
to J. Bourland's store at South McAlestcr,
I. T., killed Night Watchman McDonald,
and breaking open the safe got a largo
amount of cash George Bryan of Elm
Springs, Ark., set lire to a fuse in a well,
and before he reached the top of the well
the blast exploded, blowing his body to
pieces "Whilo workmen were digging a
ditch at Tenth and Bond avenue, at East
St. Louis, they discovered a box contain
ing the skeleton of a man supposed to
1 T ? , , i . ,
nave oeuu imncu ociorc tno city was
located Mr. and Mrs. Henry Martens
of Clinton, la., have just celebrated their
golden wedding Charles Gardner, who
escaped from tho Lyon County, la., jail,
after stealing 30 and a gold watch from
the jailer's residence, was arrested at Sib-
ley, la. no oners succeeded m opening
the door of the vault in the Bank of Lock
Springs, Mo., and had drilled a holo in
the safe door preparatory to dynamiting
it, when scared off Judge Baker has
declared Omahajcurfcw ordinance is uncon
stitutional Andy Johnson and Ed
Manning were sentenced at Salina, Kas.,
to ten years' imprisonment fqr holding up
threo lxiys Frcoland, the greatest thor
oughbred on the American ttjrf, died of
old age on George "Wright's utook farm at
St. Louis Whilo Frank S. Thompson
of Sand Creek, Colo., was crossing tho
Union Pacific tracks at Denver ho was
struck by a train and fatally injured
George E. Boss, alleged emliezzlcr of $1,500
from the Pacific and United States ex
press companies at Kansas City, was ar
rested at Baton Kouge, La. -A smooth
individual worked District Attorney
Johnson at Denver for $2 for some Den
ver & Bio Grand advertising pamphlets
which the company give away gratuit
ously. Tuesday, Dec. 1.1.
Hon. Joseph H. Choato has formally an
nounced his candidacy for the United
States senate from Xew York Miss
Cora Kclley, daughter of J. E. Kclley,
died suddenly at Wymore, Xcb., from rup
tprc of a blood vessel in the head- Three
Electric Bitters.
Electric Bitters is a medicinp suited
for any season but perhaps more general
ly needed when the languid, exhausted
feeling prevails, when tho liver is torpid
and sluggish and the need of a tonic and
alterative is felt. A nromnt use of this
medicine has often averted lonir and oer-
haps fatal bilious fevers No medicine
will act more surely in coiinteractimr
and freeing the system from the malarial
poison, headache, indigestion, consti
pation, dizziness yield to Electric Bitters.
50-cents and 81.00 per bottle at Streitz's
Lrug Store. 1
fcundrca cieiaws ana i,uuu visitors
present at the opening of the national irri-
rration concrress at .Phoenix, A. - xno
Young People's Society of Christian En
deavor of valley, Sherman, Howard ana
Greeley counties closed a successful con
vention at Scotia, Xcb Ormond Mc-
Pherson, who was in jail at Decatur, Bis.,
was identified by William do Ford of
Louisa county, Iowa as the man wanted
for the murder of John Finlcy at Morning
Sun last September Hon. Thomas F.
Bayard, United States ambassador to
England, and Mrs. Bayard,will be guests of
Lord Middlcton at Birdsall house, York
shire, during the Christmas holidays
In a pamphlet sent to members of tho
new legislature, Governor-elect Rogers of
"vVjishingtoii advocates exemption of realN.,
estate and improvements used as home-,-"
steads not to exceed the value of $2,500
vt nil fcix "Eddv Connolly of St.
Tnhn X. "R.. :md Dick Bunre. tho English
lightweight pugilist, have signed articles
to fiht twenty rounds before the Olympic
i b of Birmingham, Eng., on Jan.
for a pursc 0f i,0C0 The recent Popu-
i?s- candidate lor tne vice prcsiucncy,
Watson of Georgia, is expected in Wash-
ington immediately after the reassem
bling of congress to contest the scat now
filled by V r. Black of the Tenth Georgia
Wednesday, Jee. 16.
The official count of the votes cast in
the election in Utah was stopped pending
the decision of the court as to the validity
of the election At Superior, Wis., tho
East End fire station burned and ten lire
men escaped death by jumping from the
second story windows and from the roof
Tho official vote of Arkansas at tho
recent presidential election was as follows: .
Democratic, 110,103; Republican, 57,512;
national, 893; prohibition, 839 John
Seward was sentenced to two years and
William Trustee to one year in tho Ken
tucky penitentiary for falsely swearing in
the Pearl Bryan murder trial rTho
Washington D. C. Times was purchased
fromC. G. Conn by Stilson Hutchins.
Hon. John Oborly, formerly Indian com.
missioner, has been placed In chargc
While drunk and raising a disturbance in
a saloon at Claremore, I. T.Ed Reed, who
killed tho Crittenden brothers a year ago,
was shot and killed by a deputy sheriff
Tho comptroller of tho currency appointed
J. S. Schofield of Albuquerque, X. M., re
ceiver of the Union Xational bank of Den-
vor, Colo., vice Nelson, resigned Mem
bers of tho Xalional Wool Growers' asso
ciation are in session at Washington
At Hot Springs, Ark., a mass meeting of
business men was held to protest against
closing the United States army and navy
hospital, as recommended in the report of
Secretary Lamont Alexander Salvini,
son of Tomasi Salvini, the great Italian
actor, is dead Samuel Gibbons, a
Church of England clergyman, well
known in various parts of America, is
dead. Mr. Gibbons was an Esquimau
The Union Pacific system earned gross
for October $2,022,202, an increase of $19,-
37S5 The senate confirmed the nomina
tion of Charles C. Xott of Xew York to
be chief justice of the court of claims
In a decision rendered by the supremo
court at Jefferson City, Mo., the poolroom
law of lS9a is declared unconstitutional
and tho state of Missouri is now without u '
race hotting law. All pool rooms wilL bo '
reopened Comptroller has given author
ity for a new national kink at West Lib
erty, la. Twenty-seven states arc repre
sented in the national irrigation congress
at Phoenix. Ariz.
Thursday, Iec. 17.
The postoffice at Galloway, Ark., was
burned The first annual convention of
the Pennsylvania Bankers' association
met at Pittsburg, Pa St. Louis is to
have a $1,000,000 plate glass manufactur
ing concern, which is to fight the plate
glass trust Dr. J. L. "Williamson shot
191 out of a possible 200 live birds at Mil
waiikec, breaking the world's record
Taylor Doty, despondent for want of em
ployment, took an ounce of laudanum at
Indianapolis, Ind., and died r Joe McGeo
of Dodd City, Tex., while rjding, was
seized with an epileptic fit and falling
from his horse was killed The steamer
Empress of India just arrived from Japan
brings nows that smallpox Is raging in
all seaport towns A Chlnoso leper who
has taken up his residence at Threo Klv-
ers, Que., has caused great alarm through
out the province Hog cholera is preva
lent in Jackson county, Missouri, several
hundred head having died from the mal
ady during tho last few days John
Blair, a Cherokee, while on a drunken
spree at Fort Smith, Ark., -was fatally
shot by City Marshal "Williams, who him- .
self received a wound United States
Vice Consul General to Mexico Williairi
J. Crittenden, while playing polo on
tho Pasco, fell from his horse rtnd sus:
gained a severe fracture qf the s'kull--r
Frapd orders have been issued against thq
Merchants' Xatiqnal union of Chicago!
parrying qn a collectiqn agency Gover
nor Morton of Xew York appointed "Wiib
jam Kt Olcott as djstrict attorney qf Xew
York county, vice John K. Fpllows, dor
ceased There have been frequent riot
ous disturkmces by tho striking dock
laborers in Hamburg, and a large numcr
of the rioters havo been taken into cus
tody Ex-Congressman Boswell G.Horr,
who has been seriously sick at Plainfield,
X. J., for the last two weeks with, bron
chitis, is not expected to live The Span
ish government has authorized the publi
cation of a statement declaring the
rumors that General Maceo was murdered
by poison or in any other manner are
baseless and ridiculous.
Teath is Icokmjj
in at tl.e window
at thousands of
sutienag, pain-
acked women.
whom the proper
measures would
. render healtlrv and
happy. Every 5ro
V t : i y 1
a man suuuiu Knqw
' t h e importance
of keeping iti a
k healthy condition,
those qrgans that
make ier a wq
man. If she neglects this, she will be a
burden to herself, her husband and her
children. She will grow old before her
time. She will lose bappinefls and love
and life. It is easy for a woman to keep
herself well aud strong in a womanly way
if she will only take the proper care of
herself and use the right remedy for her
peculiar troubles.
Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription is a
boon to suffering women. It cures all dis
ease and weakness of the organs distinctly
feminine. It acts directly on those organs
and makes them strong and healthy It
allays inflammation, soothes pain and stops
weakening drains. Taken during the pe
riod preceding motherhood it does away
with the usual discomforts and makes
baby's coming easy and almost painless.
Druggists sell it Substitutes arc dangerous.
Miss Edith Cain, of Clinton, Allegheny Co
Pa., writes : " I take pleasure in expressing ray
faith lnyour ' Fa-onte rescriptic. After tvo
years of sufierins I bean taking Dr. Tierce's
medicine and now I am entirely cured. I had
been troubled with female weakness for some
time and also with a troublesome drain on the
1 will
Favorite Prc
Dr. Pierce's SSSKpSs
constipation are
cured in a thorough, natural, scientific way
by Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets. They
Clear the superfluous bile out ..of the
blood; tone the stomach and .anse the
bowels to RCt oomfort.
Pleasant sggj
sour stomach, foul taste in the mouth!
biliousness, pimples, and palpitation pf
the heart are all caused by constipa
tion, and constipation is cured positively
and permanently by Dr. "STk'gl ').-"-
Pierce's Pleasant Pellets. iT elietS.
i!fiii Mm
1 ifm 1 i 1
tvsicni, uiu now 1 am nappy and. well
cneermiiy recommend Dr. Pierce's
,,iunuu ii ifu nivuu lames."