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IRA L BARB,EDITOBASDPEOPRIErOR
FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 1897.
One Tear, cauh in advance - $1.25.
Six Months, cash in advance 75 Cents'
Entered at the NorthPlatte (Nebraska J postoffice as
The loss bv floods in the Missis-
sippi valley up to date is estimated
at $75,000,000. A flood in that val
lev is more disastrous to the resi-
dents than is a- drouth in Nebras
Joe Bartley, ex-state treasurer,
waived a preliminary hearing- Mon
day on the charge of embezzlement
of state monev. and was bound
over to the district court in the sum
According to the Montana Stock
Growers Association the loss of cat
tle in that state during- the past
winter has not been near as largre
as was reported earlier in the sea-
Governor Holcomb and Secre
tary Maret and ladies left the early
part of the week on a pleasure trip
to Texas. Wonder if they put up
cash for their fares or, as Senator
VanWyck used to say, "foraged on
It is announced that Rev. De-
Witt Talmage will visit Nebraska
next week for the purpose of solicit
ing" corn for the famine stricken
people of India. It is expected that
Dr. Talmage will spend about five
davs in Nebraska, speaking: at as
many different places.
The corner stone of the first of
the Omaha exposition buildings
was laid vesterdav afternoon. The
exercises opened with a large mill
tary and civic parade. The Omaha
people are taking- hold of the ex
position work with commendable
Rev. Dr. J. M. Buckley, the
distinguished Methodist editor and
churchman, says of Sunday obser
vance, and the propriety of usinsr
the bicycle an that day, that every
man must split his own hair. That
is about so. In the realm of ethics
principles are more vital than
specific rules. Inter Ocean.
W. H. Michael, at one time
resident of North Platte, was last
week appointed chief clerk inthe
office of secretary of state at Wash
ington. For fifteen years past he
has been a government employe al
the national capital, 3'et lus ap
pointment is credited to Nebraska.
This is hardly a square deal.
in a black-ej'e
cans, Frank E.
for the populists.
free silver republi
Moores, the repub
lican candidate being- elected mayor
by 212 over Howell the fusion candi
date. With the exception of two alder
men the republicans made a clean
sweep. The result is a very bitter
disappointment to the fusionists.
It is said that quite a number of
populist members of the defunct
legislature are navino tneir naiifis
full in explaining to their constit
uents why measures affecting- the
soulless corporations were not
passed. About the easiest way
out of the matter is to do as the
member from this district intimated
he would do lay the blame at the
feet of the members who were
elected by fusion votes.
The Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle
says: "James M. Smith of Ogle
thorpe, Georgia's greatest farmer,
has just broken all records of cot
ton sales from a single plantation
by selling to Macon cotton-buyers
in one lot of over 2,000 bales of cot
ton of his own raising-. The cotton
sold on a basis of 7 cents for middling-,
and when it is all weighed
and shipped Mr. Smith will receive
a check for about $70,000. This
would be a tremendous crop even it
Mr. Smith raised nothing- but cot
ton, but when it is remembered
that he grows similary large crops
of grain and hay, and that cotton
is his surplus money.crop after pro
ducing all the provision crops he
needs, then one can grasp some
idea of the scale on which Colonel
Smith farms, and see the justice of
calling him Georgia's
THE TOTIBIST SLEEPEE.
on the Union Pacific is an "up-to-date"
car. Maximum comfort at
minimum cost, is the principle
upon which these cars are built and
operated. They run daily from
Council Blufis and Omaha to Ogden,
San Francisco and Portland. Pull
man porters with every car. For
further particulars call on or ad
dress, N. B. Olds,
Last season a farmer in "Valley
county realized $250 per acre from
his onion crop, and he was so well
pleased that this season he has
doubled the acreage.
EVENTS OF THE WEEK
Yellow fever has made its appearance
General uomez declined to receive
Weyler's peace envoys.
A revolution has "broken out in Hon
duras and th8 country is under martial
John Jacob Astor favors the iminedi
ate purchase of Cuba by the United
According to the Turkish version, the
Greeks left 2,000 dead or dyiug on the
field at Baltino.
Cecil Rhodes' reception at Cape Town
on his return from Eugland was in the
nature 01 an elation.
The London Times declares that the
efforts of the United States silver com
mission will be fruitless.
A wealthy British syndicate has
formed to cultivate 300,01)0 acres of
Mexican soil on tbe Pacific coast.
War has been declared between Tur
key and Greece, and desperate fighting
is now in progress on the frontier.
John Hays Hammond arrived at
London from South Africa and says
war in the Transvaal is not probable.
The Parnellite convention summoned
by John Redmond met in Dublin and
organized an independent Irish league.
United States Minister McKenzie and
Consul Jastrenski left Lima for the
United States, going by way of Panama.
Owing to Weyler's harsh orders whole
villages of pacificos are starving in
The Illinois Steel company has re
ceived a proposition looking toward
bidding cu armor plate for Russian
The Franklin sisters, two missionaries
to India from Illinois, write that the
drouth of that country is killing people
by the thousands.
The name of Baron Courcel, French
ambassador to Great Britain, will prob
ably be suggested as the final arbitrator
between Venezuela and Eugland.
The drift towards war with the Trans
vaal is heartily welcomed by the Lon
don populace, even the Liberals appeal
ing anxious for an outbreak of hostilities.
The rumored appointment of the
Duke of Leeds as the next governor
general of Canada is creating intense
excitement in temperance and prohibi
tion circles at Toronto.
Leading Cnbans held a secret meeting
in Philadelphia to take steps to frus
trate what they claim is the real object
of Major Sandoval's visit there. This
is said to bo the arrest of the Cuban
junta in this country.
Crimes and Casualties.
The Missouri river is fivo miles wido
at Hamburg, la.
Battleship Oregon grounded at the
Paget Sound naval station.
Hamburg, Ark., was visited by a tor
nado destructive to property.
Whitecaps are terrorizing, negroes in
Texas. Bloodshed has resulted.
Lawrence Bryan was gored to death
by a mad bull at Knoxville, Ills.
A parrot gave the fire alarm which
saved a burning building in Chicago.
The Missouri river is beginning to re
cede at Omaha and is now below the
Firebugs made seven attempts tobnrn
Kansas City, with loss of 60,000 on the
Investigating committee at Topeka
uncovered much additional evidence of
Ex-Treasurer Taylor of South Da
kota was released from the penitentiary
after serving 18 months.
A jury in the Uckerlebe murder trial
at Clinton, la., has been secured and
the trial is progressing.
A heavy gale, accompanied bv snow.
prevailed on Lake Michigan. Several
vessels are reported ashore.
Another disastrous break in the levee
on the .Louisiana side occurred at a
point 20 miles below Natchez.
The Boston board of health says cere-
bro spinal mengitis has been almost
epidemic in that city the last mouth
A hill over lorkville, O., mines tum
bled 7,000 tons of dirt, closing the en
trance and entombing a miner several
Mrs. S. G. Wilson of Trenton, Mo
who was arrested for complicity in the
murder of her husband, has been re
leased. President Dawson and Cashier Miller
of the defunct Bank of Minnesota were
arrested at St. Paul, charged with grand
Isaac Denney of Anderson, la., is
under arrest for having compelled his
wife to attend a dance at the point of a
Ike Rogers, who captured Cherokee
Bill, was shot and killed by Clarence
Goldsby, a brother of the desperado, at
Gibson, I. T.
Two hundred men working to protect
North Omaha ico houses from the flood
struck for more pay. Their places were
Wallace A. Mason, deputy clerk in
the criminal court at New Orleans.
swallowed his false teeth and later died
in great agony.
John Raster, who brutally murdered
his wife in Guernsey, la., was found
dead in bed in Montezuma, la., ha vine
A colossal attempt at insurance swind
ling was unearthed at Pittsburg. O. L.
Woods, a banker, was arrested and
made a confession.
Sheriff William Bean of Johnson
county, Wyoming, was shot and killed
from ambush bv cattle rustlers ou
Lower Powder river.
An explosion of dvnamite in the
Monarch coalmine at Madisonville,Ky.,
resulted in the death of Robert Carlton
and Theodore Stone.
The jury in the trial of Frederick
Hartman for the murder of Mrs. Geddes
near Sibley, Ills., found Hartman guilty
and stipulated the death penalty.
Judge Morrow of the superior court
of Boston has decided that Adah Rich
mond has not established the fact that
she is the widow of John Stetson.
Sixty thousand people in the flooded
Mississippi delta are suffering for food,
and the distress isbecomintr more acute.
Fifteen negroes were drowned on Davis
James True, one of tho two men who
held up and robbed tho mail cars on the
Union Pacific's "fast mail" tram near
Uintah station last October was exam
ined before a United Stat s commis
sioner at Sacramento and has been
bound over to the next term of the
United States district court.
The federal grand jury at Topeka in
dicted State Insurance Commissioner
Webb McNall for intimidation of de
fendant insurance companies m the
The svndicate power house, which
furnishes power to car lines covering tho
western part of St. Louis, burned, and
thousands of people were compelled to
walk to work.
The town of Delta. La., is about do-
populated, only enongh persons remain
ing to look after the flooded houses.
Water from the crevasse in Biggs levee
has reached Talkilah, 18 miles away.
Alex Coddot, a French halfbreed,
under arrest at Bismarck for the mur
der of the Spicer family, has made a
confession, in which he implicates
Blackhawk, who is also under arrest as
Robbers broke into the home of John
Blakesley, near Findlay, O., and se
cured $5,000. Blakesley was beaten into
insensibility, while the other three
members of the - family have badly
burned feet as the result of barbarous
Superintendent Fall of the institute
for feeble minded youth at Beatrice has
filed charges against Steward Sheridan
and asks for his removal. The latter
has counter charges which he will file
against the superintendent.
The business portion of the town of
Berea, O., was nearly wiped out by fire
Monday morning. The heaviest losses
are on the Shumway block and the Mil
ler block, which will aggregate 20,000
each. The total loss will reach 80,000.
The cause of the fire was attributed to
Cashier Joseph A. Stickney of the
Great Falls National bank of Somers
worth, N. H., was killed by two robbers
while, trying to save the funds of the
bank." The murderers secured 6,000 in
cash and made their escape without be
ing seen. Over 100,000 in bonds was
overlooked by the robbers.
At Indianapolis indictments have
been returned against President A.
L. Mason, Superintendent Miller Elliott,
a dozen conductors and other officers of
the Citizen's Street Railway company
for violation of the 3-cent fare law.
Mason and Elliott were arrested and
promptly gave bond. Feeling against
the company still runs high, but the an
nouncement by the company to accept
8-cent fares pending an appeal will
probably prevent further trouble.
New Jersey municipal election returns
show Democratic gains throughout the
Carter H. Harrison was formally in
stalled as mayor of Chicago Thursilay
Democratic clubs celebrated Jeffer
son's birthday by a dinner at Washing
ton. W. J. Bryan was the guest of
Kentucky silver Democrats havo called
a state convention to meet at Iranlrfort
John Wanamaker has declined to
be a candidate for state treasurer of
The nomination of William A. Jones
of Wisconsin, to be commissioner of In
dian affairs, was sent to the senate.
A committee of the National Reform
Press association met at Girard, Kan.,
declared war on Chairman Butler and
issued a call for a national convention
to be held at Nashville, Tenn., on July
4 next, to reorganize the Populist party.
The Jrranklm co., Jtv., grand iury re
turned true bills against Dr. W. God
frey, the Republican- nominee for tho
United Spates senate, ex-Congressman
John Henry Wilson, Hon. E. T. Franks,
Captain Noel Gaines and his brother-in-law,
Thomas Tanner of Frankfort.
Those named have been indicted for
conspiracy to bribe.
Mrs. S. M. Hanna, mother of Senator
M. A. Hanna, died at Asheville, N. C.
The remains of the late Andrew Jef
fries G'arvey, who died in Southampton
on Apnl o, arrived at New lork.
Seth L. Milliken, representiug in the
house of representatives the Third dis
trict of Maine, died bunday night.
Mrs. Elizabeth R. Tilton, the wife of
Henry Ward Beecher's accuser, died oa
Tuesday last at her home iu .Brooklyn.
James S. Moffitt, the original "Lone
Fisherman," died at John Hopkins hos
pital, Baltimore, after an illness of four
Colonel W. L. Kellogg, commanding
the Fifth United States infantry, died at
McPherson barracks, near Atlanta, last
Sol Miller, editor of fre Troy Chief
and a former state politician of some
note, died at his home at Troy, Kan.
after a prolonged illness.
Dr. J. J.Marslou of Cheyenne, Wy.,
was found dead in his office chair. Heart
disease caused his death. Dr.Marslon was
T t ? . . 1 1
an 01a army surgeon, naving served wirn
Sheridan and Custer in the famous In
Representative Holman of Indiana is
reported out of danger.
Western senators have agreed to stand
together for important changes in the
wool schedule of the Diugley bill.
Theodore Roosevelt has declined to
deliver an address at the Tennessee cen
tennial because of official business.
Secretary Long has revoked the or
der which transferred Lieutenant
Peary from New York to Mare Island
The president sent a special message
to congress urging it to provide for fit
ting representation of the United States
at the Paris exposition.
The president has decided to, appoint
another Bering sea commission to act in
conjunction with the one already se
lected by Great Britain.
The report of the Burlington system
for 1896 shows an increase in earnings
over that of the preceding year.
J. K. MacGowan has been appointed
general agent for Colorado of the Chi
cago Great Western, with headquarters
Chief Arthur has given his opinion
on the wire strme ac uieveiana to the
effect that the injuuetiou has gone too
far and wm not stand.
J.F.Deems has been appointed master
mechanic of the Iowa lines of the Burl
ington, with headquarters at West
Burlington, vice u. w. .hckersou, de
The new agreement of the Western
Passenger association provides for four
subsidiary bureaus, the clergy, mileage,
immigrant and excursion. The articles
adopted provide that all parties to the
agreement shall file with the chairman
all rate sheets and also aid the interstate
commerce commission in preventing
violations of the law.
Tommy White defeated Eddie Currv
li fcO rouuds at Now York.
Prank Erne bested .Tor Hnnlrins ah
NewJiTork in the 18th round.
A. calm's colt Buckvidre won tho
Tennessee Derby, Typhoon second and
A one-lecrcred urize fighter, mllinrr
himself the -Omaha kid," won a prize
fight near Perry, O. T.
The Moral Reform leacrao is nfrirntimr
the exclusion from Canada of kinetoscopo
pictures of Corbett-Pitzsimmons fight.
A.Herford, Joe Gans' mauager.threat
ened to enjoin the latter from fighting
Mike TiPoimrrl nt-. f?n -f.
Sharkey and Maher's managers have
accepted the offer of tho Greater New
York club's ground at Coney Island for
T. J.Hickey of the Western association
nas appointed the following to act as
umpires for the season of 1897: M. J.
McLaughlin, Norris O'Neill, R. L. Car
ruthersand Gus Alberts.
Oklaliomaand Kansas legislature com
mittees consulted with a Texas sub
committee about better freight rates.
JBoth houses of the New York legis
lature passed the greater New York
charter bill oyer Mayor .Strong's veto.
Iowa senate passed the lull to permit
the manufacture of liquor in the state
and the house will probably agree to the
Governor Holcomb vetoed the bill
which passed the Nebraska legislature
cutting in half the commission charges
at the bouth Omaha stock yards.
The Iowa senate insisted on the Berry
substitute to the Temple amendment,
the house having insisted on the original
amendment, and the matter now goes to
The legislative committee investigat
ing the condition of miners in the Pitts
burg district report that no such suffer
ing was ever known by them to exist
before, there being little work, small
pay and entire lack of sanitary condi
The Texas house has passed the senate
bill taxing sleeping and dining car com
panies 10 cents per 100 miles of travel
and life insurance companies 2 per cent
on the gross premium receipts and fire
and fidelity companies 1 per cent an
nually. The bill only needs the signa
ture of tho governor to become a law.
Billy Buch, tho old-time minstrel,
died m New York.
Indian teachers are holding a big
meeting at liuthne, O. T.
Charles S. Perry of Sheldon, la., will
go to West Point as a cadet.
Over 100,000 people thronged River
side drive to see Grant's tomb.
Tho Latter Day Saints' conference ad-
juurueu sine aie ac juamoni, la.
juusicians or bt. -bonis have inaugu
rated another war over union rates.
Six hundred men struck for an ad
vance of 6 cents per ton on coal at Pitts
An aged ex-slave of Champ Clark's
father found his bride of early days and
Four insane patients of a Missouri
asylum have organized a vocal quartet
and sing with fine effect.
A meeting is being held at St. Louis
looking to the union of the Congrega
tional and Christian denominations.
Miss Birdie Morgan of Denver, Colo.,
is determined to join the regular army,
and refuses to withdraw her application
to become a soldier.
M. M. Raker, a linotype operator in
beattJe, set 82.872 cms in eight hours,
establishing a new world's record for
The governors of several states, ac
companied by their military staffs, will
attend the dedication of" the Grant
monument in New York.
Globe, the celebrated trotting horse,
owned by A. Fenneman of Baltimore,
died. He had a single mark of 2,14
and a double mark of 2:12.
Mrs. Van Leer Kirkman, president of
tho woman s department of tho Tennes
see Centennial exposition, is said to be
a woman of wonderful beauty and
The new gold fields discovered on the
Londyke river, Alaska, are said to be
much richer than at first supposed. Re
cent discoveries show as high as 335 to
runic j. moores was elected mayor
of Omaha by 212 majority over State
Senator Howell. The entire Republican
ticket, was elected, with the exception
of two aldermen, the successful fusion
candidates being Frank Burkley and C.
The contract for grading the lakes
and lagoons of the Transinississippi ex
position at Omaha has been let and the
work will be pushed, the contract re
quiring that the work shall be finished
not later than June 25. About 80,000
cubic yards will be moved.
SUDDEN CHANGES IN MARKETS.
Strong Cables and Heavy Realizing "Were
Chicago, April 21. Wheat -was as Lad as a
woman today in the variety of its moods and
the suddenness of its changes. It started very
strong, sold for a time at an advance of 2c
over yesterday and closed at a net loss of J4&
Strong cables and heavy realizing were the
factors. Corn was equally variable, closing 5c
lower. Oats declined a very small fraction
and provisions closed 2 5c lower. Closing
WHEAT May, 7o'&c: July, T-'Mc
CORN May, SiH $2; ; July, 55S25-c
OATS May, 1717J4'J; Jnlj', Uiil8Kc.
PORK May. $8.42$'a8.45: July, S.55i57K-
EAKD May, 54.20 : July,
RIBS May, 5i.G7,U4.70; July. SJ.704.72$.
Cash quotations: No. 2 red. wheat, iC4c;
No. a red, 83388c; No. 2 spring. 7576c; No. 2
corn, 24J$c; No. 2 oats. 21c
Sonlli Oinaha Live Stoclc.
Sourn Omaha, April 21. CATTLE Re
ceipts, 1,500: strong: native b ef steers, $3.9
19J; western steers. S3.fiO4.GJ; Texas steers,
S3.30(g4.3U: cows and heifers, 52.8534.00: can-
ners. i.io(g)ia; sxocKers ana leeuers, s j-otxes
4.63; calves, 3.505.5U; bulls, stags, etc., S2.50
HOGS Receipts, 2,500: weak, closed a shade
higher; heavy, S41803.8j: mixed, S3.803.85;
light, $3,853 3.1U; bulk of sales, j3.8tKg3.85.
SHEEP Receipts, 1,0 0: steady: fair to
choice natives, 53 8024.9 J; fair to choice west
erns, S3.GJSi4.7o; common and stock shccp.fclOO
3;3.75; lambs, Sl.i03n.o0.
Chicago Live Stoclc.
Chicago, April 21. HOGS Receipts, 25.000;
active at a 00 decline; light, $3.lt54.15: mixed,
S3.95C54.12W: heavy, Sl.05a4.15; rough, S .65
CATTLE Receipts, W.OOO; steady; beeves,
S3.753 85: cows and heifers, 52.00-J.40; Texas
steers; S3.4034.40 ; stockers and feeders, $3.40
SHEEP Receipts, 16,000 ;steady .closing weak
to lower: natives. $2.CO4.90; westerns, J3.60
,90; lambs, SJ.75&5 .85.
Rtickvidre Wins the Derby.
Memphis, Tenn., April 20. The
derby, valued at $5,000, was won at
Montgomery park by A. Cahn's chest
nut colt Buckvidre, by Belvidre, out of
Lutheran Lass. Typhoon H finished
second, with Algol third. There were
only three staitere. The attendance
Ulmcr Gets Fifteen Years.
Maryville, Mo., April 22. The jury
in the case of Charles Ulmer, charged
with killing Bailey Dawes, this morn
ing brought in a verdict of murder in
the second degree, and fixed Ulmer's
punishment at 15 years in the peniten
Double Hanging ou M.ny 28.
Chicago, April 22. Joh Lattimore,
colored, convicted of the murder of
Louis Marvic, was. today sentenced to
be hanged on May 28 on the same scaf
fold with William T. Powers, also col
ored. Davenport Treasurer a Defaulter.
Davenport, la., April 22. City
Treasurer Rieck has confessed defalca
tion of 5,000. This money was used in
private business. His bondsmen are
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AMENDS HIS SUBSTITUTE
to Overcome Criticisms Mado
Against Hankrnptcy Bill.
Washington, April 21. Senator Mor
gan today called up lus resolutiou de
claring that a state of war exists in Cuba
and asked for a vote on its adoption.
Mr. Hoar asked that it be postponed for
one week, owing to tho absence of Mr,
Hale. Mr. Morgan yielded to the re
quest and the consideration of tho reso'
lution was postponed another week
Mr. Morgan, however, proceeded to ad
dress the senate on the Cuban question.
The senate passed the agricultural ap
propriation bill, and wont into execu
At 2 o'clock the senate resumed legis
lative session and the bankruptcy bill
was formally laid before it.
In the course of the debate Allen
(Pop., Neb.) announced that ho would
obstruct in every way possible any
bankruptcy bill which included invol
Nelson (Rep., Minn.) amended his
substitute bill so as to overcome criti
cisms made heretofore.
Mr. Morgan gave notice that ho
would seek to secure a test vote on the
pending Nelson substitute by moving
at 4 p. m. today to lay tho substitute on
Mr. Bacon (Dem., Ga.) submitted
numerous amendments modifying the
stringency of the. original bill as appli
cable to debtors. i
MASON ATTACKS SENATE RULES.
Maiden Speech or tho Illinois Senator -Re
ceives Hearty Applause.
Washington, April 22.. Senator
Mason of Blinois made his maiden
speech in the senate Wednesday and
signalized it by" some breezy criticism
on the rules of the senate. It was such
a variation from tho prosy debate of
several days that the senator was ac
corded close attention and twice re
ceived tho hearty applause of crowded
galleries. Tho speech was in support of
a resolution introduced by the Blinois
senator directing the committee on roles
to report n rule by which debate could
be closed and the previous Question or
dered. In this connection Mr. Mason
sarcastically referred ito the inaction of
the senate on all great questions before
it, the long and fruitless debate on
Cuba and the delay of the arbitration
Hoar (Mass.) replied briefly, pointing
out that tho other branch of congress
was more open to criticism than tho
senate. Ho was in ; accord with Mr.
Mason, however, on the needs of new
rules. A vote was taken on Mr. Gor
man's motion to refer the Mason resolu
tion to the rules committee, which re
sulted: Yeas, 32; nays, 24.
A further discussion of the subject is
promised, as Mr. Hoar has pending a
resolution to discharge the committee
on rules from further considering the
reform of the rules. Most of the day
was given to the bankruptcy bill. The
vote on the substitute aud amendments
will bo taken at 3 o'clock today, It was
agreed that a committee of 15 senators
should represent the senate at the com
ing Grant memorial ceremonies.
DECIDED AGAIN$T CHAPMAN,
Sentence of Recalcitrant Sugar "Witness
Is Affirmed by tho Supreme Court.
Washington, April 20. The supreme
court today refused the application for a
writ of certiorari and habeas corpus by
Elver ton R. Chapman, the broker who
refused to testify in the sugar specula
tion investigation whether senators had
speculated in sugar stocks while the
Wilson tariff bill was- before that body.
Chief Justice Fuller, who delivered the
opinion, held that the senate under its
constitutional rigut to censure ana ex
pel members had the right to investi
gate any alleged improper conduct o
senators and conld compel witnesses to
give testimony. The sentence of the
supreme court of tho District of Colnni
01a to do aays m jail ana fciuu nne was
affirmed and Chapman's application for
writs of certiorari and habeas corpus
New Record For Machine Composition
Seattijj, April 20. M. M. Baker, a
linotype operator in tho office of the
Post-intelligencer, nas maao a new
world's record for eight hours' machine
composition, setting in that time 85,872
ems. The feat was performed during
ordinary working hours, in composition
on a book, now uudei- publication in the
office, from manuscript copy, and with
no preliminary preparations.
Frost Hurts Fruit.
Chicago, April 22. Unseasonably
cold weather during the last three days
has created the gravest fears among tho
fruit growers in this section of the
country. Through Illinois and Indiana
and the southern part of Wisconsin the
cold has been especially severe, and the
reports are anything but reassuring.
Indian Supply AVarehouse at Omaha.
Washington, April 20. The senate
passed the Indian appropriation bill,
after agreeing to amendments for the
establishment of an Indian supply ware
house at Omaha, Neb., and for two ad
ditional jud ges in the Indian Territory,
Tne senate theu went into executive
session and agreed to vote on the arbitra
tion treaty on the 5th day of May at 4
Four Witnessed Examined.
Beatrice, Neb., April 1(. Tho Board
of Public Lands an'd Buildings mado
short work of the investigation of the
row at the Institute for Feeble Minded
Youth between Superintendent Fall
and Steward Sheridan. Only four wit
nesses were examined, and the board,
with the exception of J. V. Wolfe, re
turned to Lincoln. No decision of the
matter was announced.
Ex-Treasurer Hartley Hound Over.
Lincoln, April 21. The trial of ex-
State Treasurer Joseph Bartley began
today in the county court on a warrant
charging him with the embezzlement of
half a million dollars. Mr. Bartley
waived hearing and was bound over to
the May term of the district court in the
sum of $50,000, which was furnished.
Motions for a continuance were over
ruled. It is thought the trial cannot be
delayed longer than May 3.
Corn Rate Hearing Postponed.
Lincoln, April 14. The state board
of transportation postponed the hearing
of the case involving the reasonableness
of the freight rates on corn on all Ne
braska railroads from April 15 to April
28, pending the decision of the United
States supreme court on the maximum
rate law. Six weeks ago the roads were
notified that lower corn rates were
necessary and the forthcoming hearing,
it is presumed, is to make the order
I IN A DEAW BATTLE.
CREEKS CONTINUE TO HOLD TWO
PASSES AT LAP.ISSA.
Soldiers en Both Sides Show tho Greatest
Bravery In the Conflict Crown Prince
Constantino Is Hurrying .Reinforcements
to tho Front.
Larissa, April 22. Tho first seriously
planned battle commenced today. Early
this morning the Greeks under Generals
Mavronichali and Macros advanced
from Reveni, Boughazi and Stclos
against Edheui Pasha's advance guard.
Tho fighting was greatly extended and
the battle raged till lato this afternoon,
with varying fortune.
The Greeks were assisted by thous
ands of irregulars, who harrassed tho
Turkish outposts and wings as well as
participating in the general engagement.
The Turks had an overwhelming super
iority in numbers. They had con
structed earthworks and trenches every
where and in and behind these awaited
the attacks of tho Greeks. On the
whole they clung tenaciously to side
fences, while the Greeks attacked these
again and again with tho most desper
In spite ot furious attacks still
made upon them the Greeks continue to
hold the Reveni and Nezeros passes. At
8 o'clock in the afternoon it was prac
tically a drawn battle.
Crown Prince Constantine is hurrying
reinforcements to the front.
CAPTURE AND BURN DAMASI.
The Greek Troops Aro Victorious After a
Athens, April 21. News has just
reached here that the Greeks, after a
desperato battle, have captured and
burned Damasi. Yigla is still resisting.
Another division of the Greek troops, it
is reported, has traversed the Reveni
pass and captured three blockliouse.
This division has almost reached Da
masi, where it will effect a union with.
the force that captured the town. -The
20,000 troops under General Smolenkz
displayed the greatest bravery. Reveni
lies 12 miles southwest of Larissa. Ed
hem Pasha, with a force variously esti
mated at from 10,000 to 14,000 troops,
led seven assaults against it yesterday,
but all were repulsed by the Greeks.
Crown Prince Constantine has tele
graphed here that the Turks at that
point were completely and finally re
In Athens greater attention has been
paid to the operations in the n3ighbor-
ood of Reveni than to those at Milouna
pass. Tue tueory all along has been
that if the Greeks could establish them
selves at Damasi their road would lie
open to Elassona.
The exact situation at Tyrnavo is
somewhat in doubt. The news from
that point is conflicting, but there is no
confirmation of the rumor that the place
has been captured by the Turks. What
seems to havo happened is that Tyrnavo
was evacuated in order to send troops
forward to Reveni and was then reoc-
cupied by troop3 returning from Mil
ouna. Milouna Pass, April 21. The Turks
commenced to shell the town of Tyrn
avo. All the roads leading to Krissa
are crowded with refugees, shouting,
"Reserves, dont try conclusions with
the Turks." The Greek towns in the
plain are completely deserted.
Greelcs Fighting Stubbornly.
Athens, April 22. The war on the
frontier continues with unabated fury,
and all along the lino, from the Gulf of
Salouica on the east to the Gulf of Arta
on tne west, a aesperate struggle is go
ing on for the mastery. The advance
of the Turkish forces ou Tyrnavo has
not been seriously checked, though from
Greek sources comes many claims of
victories. These, however, aro of small
import compared to the information
that tho Turks are investing Tyrnavo.
A Greek force, after a terrific battle,
has managed to get through to tho
plains of Damasi, in Macedonia, mean
time bombarding and destroying the
small village of Vigla, half a dozen
Turkish batteries, and killing over 200
Turks. The Greek loss was light. The
pass at Revcna, a few miles northwest
of Tyrnavo, where there are as many as
40,000 Turks under tho personal direc
tion of Edhem Pasha, has been tho
scene of the fiercest fighting of the war.
This horde of Moslems, singing and
chanting war songs from Revena to
Boughese, for the past three days, have
unremittingly endeavored to obtain a
free road to the Thessalian plains.
Twenty thousand Greeks, under tho di
rection of Prince Constantine, have as
steadily fought and struggled to keep
back tho Mohammedan stream, and
have thus far succeeded.
On tho Gulf of Arta, the Greeks are
having things pretty much their own
way. The Turks at Arta attempted to
cross the Arakphos river, despite the
fire of tho Greek artillery. This was
magnificently handled, however, and
the Moslems were mowed down by the
score, the river being literally filled with
the sultan's soldiers. Staggering under
their awful defeat, the Turks retreated.
Three Days Fighting.
Elassona, April iy. The Greeks,
from all their positions iu the Karya
district, began the advance toward the
frontier at 7 o'clock on Friday evening.
Fighting lasted all that night and ex
tended on Saturday to within ten miles
of the frontier. It is estimated tnat
15,000 Greelrs were engaged. The battle
ontinued with great vigor throughout
Friday night and Saturday, when alto
gether 50,000 were engaged.
On Sunday morumg the firing was
concentrated toward the southeast of
Five Lives Xost In the Flood.
Nashville, Tenn., April 22. Five
ives have been lost in the flooded lauds
Df Lake county. A skiff was upset,
causing the drowning of Jose Gans and
His entire family, wife, two .sons and a
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Council Bluffs, Iowa. For ea'lo bv A . "P.
Albion Merchant Dies.
Albion, Neb., April 22. A. Kohler,
aged GU, one of tire oldest business men
of this city, died suddenly thjs morning.
Calls For More Warrants.
Lincoln, April 17. State Treasurer
Mcserve has caHed $20,000 of university
fund warrants to be presented April 22.
These warrants are numbered from 1121
Hascball Evangelist at Beatrice.
Beatrice, Neb., April lt. W. A.
Sunday, the ex-baseball evangelist is
Ktirrinir thines up in Beatrice. He was
listened to at the First Presbyterian
church last night by 1,200 people.
! ' Collides With Fast Mall.
Fremont, Neb., April 20. The Union
Pacific fast mail, going east, struck and
instantly killed an unknown man about
22 years of age, between Rogers and
North Bend. The bpdy was given to
Investigating State Offices.
Lincoln, April 22. The committee
appointed by ,the legislature to investi
gate the state offices was in session to
day, but no business was done beyond
the examination of a number of applica
tions for positions as head clerk and ac
countants. Two Now Judges For Omaha.
Lincoln, April 22. Governor Hol
comb has made the following appoint
ments for judges of the municipal court
of the city of Omaha: George A. Mag
ney, for the long term; John D. Ware,
for the intermediate term: third place
Henderson 1'roves an Alibi.
Beatrice, April 21. William Hen
derson and Thomas Ryan, charged with
the murder of David Jones of Wymore,
were arraigucd for trial here. Hender
son proved an alibi and was discharged.
Ryan claims he was in jail at the timo
at Humboldt, Neb. His case was con
tinued. Damage For a Crushed Foot.
Holdrege, Neb., April 18. The jury
in tho case of John F. Wolfe against
tho Burlington railroad bronght in a
verdict for $8,000 against the company.
The action was for damages cause I by
the plaintiff getting his foot crushed
under the cars at Atlanta, Neb., in De
Thurston Seeks a Itest.
Washington, April 18. Senator
Thurston has gone south to recuperato
from the strain to which the ofSccseek
ers have subjected him during tho last
six weeks. He will bo absent a fort
night, accompanied by Ms. Thurston
and his son, Clarence. They will visit
Florida and return by way of Mobile.
Another Iincky Xebraskan.
Washington, April 17. Edward I.
Rnnick of Georgia, chief clerk of tho
state department, has been granted a
month's leave of absence, and when
that time has expired he will be super
ceded by W. H. Michael of Nebraska,'
clerk to the senate committee on print
ing in the Fiftieth and Fifty-first con
gresses. Cribben High Rates Case.
Lincoln, April 22. The case of
George W. Cribben against the Mis
souri Pacific Railway company, for
charging too high rates on mine run
coal from Missouri points, came up be
fore the state board of transportation
here and after the examination of one
witness the case was continued until
Gifted Nebraska Woman Dies.
Chicago, April 20. Mrs. Carolina
Clowry, wife of Colonel R. C. dowry,
vice president and general superiutend
ent of the Western Union Telegraph
company, died at Lincoln, Neb., Sunday
of apoplectic paralysis. The funeral
will take place from the residence of her
mother in Omaha, Neb. Mrs. Clowry
was the only daughter of the late Hon.
Experience Estabrook, who was attor
ney general of Wisconsin in an early
day. Mrs. Clowry was a woman of
rare culture and accomplishment, her
musical compositions were numerous,
cne of her earliest efforts reaching the
extraordinary sale of over 1,000,000
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in his bachelor days. But, so he assured
his listener, after some months' experi
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marriage he went iuto the slums and
lived on the east side for a time for no
other reason than to get as complete a
change as possible from that artificial
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