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THK IIKICAM. J-.HiubliHhcd April Ml. ISC I. (Consolidated Jan. 1,1806.
PLATTSMOUTII, NEB.. AUGUST 25. 1899.
VOL. VIII. NO. 82.
START HOME FRIDAY.
On That Day the first Nebraska
Volunteers Will Leave Sao
Regiroent Is Mustered Out and the
Men are Eager to Return
SAN' I- K.N isi o. An-'. 23. This has
li.-cn a busy day for tho Nebrskans.
Tho forenoon waa occupied in packing
u.id sendinir away poi-honal bufjpago
In some companion privates mado tho
iion-i-ominiriHioned oflieers wait on
tall! at broakfitBt, the last ineni fur-
nitsliL-d by tho civi-riunont.
Tho regiment besjan !ttin; paid at
1 oYIock. It required throw puymas
tern until ." o'clock to pay tho 80 men
the 110,000 duo tho regiment.
Tho captain of tho different com
panion mado short spooches to thoir
men just b-foro marching' to the pay
masters, concluding by Baying that
the men worn now all citizens. The
moii cheered tho captains and muster
ing officers as thoy lined up for the
last time. The mustering officer said
tho only difficulty ho experienced was
that Nebraska lont more men than
any other regiment, o it required
more tuno making their records.
Tho men aro in excellent spirits.
Tho first tiling they paid thoir debts
to thoir comrades, then hurried to the
city to lind hoarding places until Fri
day morning, when tho regiment
starts home. Tonight most of them
attended tho theaters. Colonel Mul
ford will not accompany tho regiment,
but will bo mustered into the Thirty
ninth regiment tomorrow as major.
lletitkM of the ,M inter-Out.
San Fuani'Isco, Aug. 2.1. The work
of mustering out tho First Nebraska
commenced at 1 p. m. today and
lunched with the last company shortly
after 4. Tho companies were mustered
out in the order of sonority of their
captains, com pany A being the tirst on
tho list, followed by E, I, B. F, K, C,
t, L, I), II, M, ending with Colonel
Mulford and the field statT. Three
p iym tptors were engaged in paying
tho men, tint running through the
regiment in a short time
K icn company formed for the last
timo under Undo Sara in its company
street and as the mustoring officer,
Captain Morion of tho Sixth United
States infantry, called the name of
each man ho stepped forward, begin
ning with tho non-commissioned offi
cers first and then down to the pri
vates. Tne paymasters were stationed
in the dining halls and as the men
marched through in single file each
was handed his discharge and final
payment, which varied all the way
from $150 to $475. Tho men passed in
ono door as soldiers and out the other
as civilians and by the broad smiles on
all their faces nono seemed to regret
No sooner did the boys appear from
the paymaster than they would ba im
mediately surrounded by agents and
peddlers with something to Pell, but
the boys would brush by them with a
wise look. After the companies bad
given three hearty cheers for their
officers or some favorite of the com
pany there was a hurried packing of
g.-ips and traveling bags and soon the
men could be seen rapidly departing
toward the city and by 6 o'clock the
last e imn of the Firet Nebraska was a
deserted place with the exception of a
few stray soldiers.
Cleaning I'p Camp.
All the morning the company streets
of the First Nebraska were the livliest
part of the Presidio. Boxes and
trunks wore being loaded in transfer
vans as fast as they were ready. The
mattret-s covers were taken out by the
boys and emptied of the straw and
with the pillows were turned over to
the quartermasters' department. The
tents were also swept out and every
thing left in a clean condition by the
A large number of friends occupied
the camp all day, bidding good-bye to
the boys for,maybe,the last time. The
regiment has made a good many
friends in San Francisco and thej'
have done a great deal for the boys
The weather here today around the
Nebraska companies was something
miserable. A sweeping wind came up
in the afternoon and raised clouds of
dust until it was almost impossible to
see. Everyone's face and clothes were
covered with dirt until it was hard to
tell whether they were white or black.
General Hi!e, former brigade com
mander of the First Nebraska while
in the Philippines, was a caller today
on the regiment. The general is a
favorito of the Nebraskans and they
were glad of the chance to greet him.
About twenty-five of the regiment
have decided to remain in California,
at le-.st for a while, part of them hav
ing secured employment. A few have
relatives or frieuds near whom they
desire to visit, while some aro intend
ing to go farther north.
The Missouri Pacific railroad will
run an excursion to Omaha on August
2-5 on account of the exposition. The
train will leave here at 9:45 a. m. The
rate will bo CO cents for the round
trip, tickets good to return till the
NO MORE MONEY FOR CUBANS.
Itrooke Meclclea Mot to Make 1'ayiut-Dt
On Additional Itolln.
Havana, Aug. 24. Governor Gen
eral Brooke has virtually decided not
lo make any payments to Cuban
troops on tho basis of additional rolls.
' The first payments brought to light
such an amount of thievery and at
tempted swindling that he ceased to
i consider the question of distributing
what is left of the $3,000,000 in sup
plementary payments. Tho sum now
left in his hands ho will probably use
to assist wounded and deserving offi
cers, who, under the original arrange
ment, were to receive nothing.
Most of tho Cuban officials agree
with a remark rocently made by Gen
eral Gomez. He said tho $3,000,000
would prove more harmful than help
ful and tho work of payment has ro
voalod the depths of depravity that
the best friends of Cuba had not con
ceived could exist.
The strike of the masons and brick
livers seems to be gaining strength.
What repairs were in progress on the
palace, tho custom house, the tele
graph office and othor public build
ings are at a standstill. The strikers
count upon the support of the local
labor organizations. There aro some
200 men still working, but they have
been told that they will regret their
The period of thirty days that was
given to unemployed persons to find
work has now elapsed and hereafter
all street idlers will bo arrested and
sent to Vivac, the Tombs of Havana,
whence they will probably be sent to
tho Isle of Pines to work in the mar
ble quarries there. Seventy-two
idlers have already been taken into
Carter to Have Fair Trial.
I'LATTSliuno, N. Y., Aug. 23. At
torney General Griggs made the fol
lowing statement tonight to the Asso
ciated Press correspondent regarding
the case of Captain Oberlin M. Cai ter.
charged with misappropriating United
States government funds while in
chareo of work improving the harbor
"The situation in the Carter case is
just this: l have cone over the evi
dence in tho case, which is very vol
uminous, coveting as it does the tech
nical details of the different branches
of the work in the very fullest manner.
Nothing more can be done in the mit
ter uDtil Wayne McVeagh, counsel for
C ipta in Carter, has made his argu
ment before me. Mr. McVeagh is
now in Europe and will not return
to this country until about September
15. As soon as he returns a conveni
entdate will ba set for Mr. McVeagh
to present bis argument in behalf of
Captain Carter bafore me. After that
I shall maKe my report to President
"There is absolutely uo truth in the
published statements that I have ar
rived at a decision in the case' and
that it will be made public in a few
days. How could I come to a decision
without first hearing the argument of
the defendant's counsel, even if I had
made up my mind in regard to the
case after examining the case?
Would it be prcper for me to announce
my decision without first hearing Mr.
Old Wound Annoys Funaton.
Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 23. A
letter to the Star, dated Manila, July
16, says: General Frederick Funston
has been temporarily relieved, from
duty at San Fernando, and will goto
the Second reserve hospital to receive
treatment necessitated by the reopen
ing of a wound incurred while in the
Cuban army. I is thought that Gen
eral Funston will not again return to
activo duty, as his term of service will
expire September 2, and he has re
quested and been granted permission
to return to the United States with
the Kansas regiment.
Cattlemen In a Combine.
KANSAS CITY, Aug. 24. Ex-Congressman
M. S. Peters of Kansas is
promoting a combination of cattle
feeders and shippers which it is ex
pected will practically control the
cattle business of Kansas, Missouri,
Nebraska and the Indian Territory.
It is said that 100 shippers and feed
ers will take stock in the concern,
forty-one stockmen having already
signified their intention of doing so.
A meeting will be held here Septem
ber 12, when an organization will be
completed. Senator W. A. Harris of
Kansas is one of the prime movers in
the project and it is said be ill be
president. Ex-Congressman Peters
will probably ba general manager.
San Francisco Filled With Visitors.
San Fkaxcisco, Aug. 24. The cele
bration to be held iu this city in honor
of the return of the First California
volunteers and Batteries S, A and D
of the California, light artillery, has
attracted 10i),000 straneers. Everyin
comiog train and ferryboat was heav
ily Inden, people coming from San
Dieno and other places equally as far
add to the throng which welcomed the
soldiers. The committee having the
carnival in charge has collected over
$G0,000 to defray the expenses of the
celebration. Everything possible will
be done to make the home coming of
the soldiers a pleasant and memorable
Ice cream packed for picnic parties
KEEPING OP COURAGE.
Natives Show Surprising Resist
ance In View of Tfoelr Re
Correspondent of tr;e Associated
Press Confirms Story of
Manila, Aug. 19. (Via Hong Kong,
Aug. 22.) The Filipino rebels appear
to maintain much more of a fighting
spirit than might bo expected after
thoir rocont Sao Fernando exper
iences and General Liawton's drub
bings in the t-outh
After giving up Sau Fernando with
a feeble struggle they entrenched
themselves at Angeles, working for
several days and impressing noucom
batants into the work, thus saving the
armed men for the fighting. They
engaged Lieutenant Colonel Smith's
regiment and tho artillery warmly for
fourjh'urs, making ono of the most
stubborn resistances of the campaign.
But the Americans are indebted to
tho usual poor marksmanship of the
Filipinos as well as to their own strat
egy for their f-mall losses.
In the provice of Cavite, where it
was supposed the rebels had been
scattered and demoralized beyond re
cuperation, thoy have assembled an
army of several thousand men, dis
tributed among the important towns
from the lake to the bay.
After the S in Fernando engagement
the rebels attompted to deter the
Americans from a further advance
northward by menacing the railroad
communications. Several hundred of
General Pio Del Pilar's men crossed
the Rio Grande between tho American
outpost towns and threatened Btiliuag.
Quingua and other places wiih small
American garrisons, while during
Sunday and Monday nights smaller
bands tried to tear up the railroad
tracks at several points between Bigaa
and Malolos. Reinforcements of
American troops, however, were sent
along the railroad from Manila to San
Fernando, while the forces at Baliuag
and Quingua sallied out ag unst Gen
eral Pio Del Pilar's men and the
rebels were easily driven away.
In brushes between these Filipinos
and the Americans during three days
tho Americans lost several men, while
the Filipinos' loss was heavy.
Otis Dictates Dispatches.
Of these ouorations the Associated
Press correspondent was permitted to
send only an inadequate speech die
tated verbatim by General Otis The
censor writes streotyped official
phrases and adjectives into the dis
patches, tending to magnify the Amer
ican operations and to minimize tho
General Otis says newspapers are
not public institutions, but private
enterprises, and the correspondents
are only here on sufferance.
All reports from the rebel territory
agree that the scarcity of food is in
creasing and that the rebal command
ers at Aparri and other points refuse
to obey Aguinaldo's order in regard
to closing the ports held by the rebels
against American ships and say that
any ship bringing storas will be wel
comed. Several ships from Manila
are now at such ports.
Hundreds of people come into Ma
nila daily and return to the rebel lines
with food and other commodities. The
guards stationed along the road re
ported that 5,000 persons passed
through the lines in three days and
that forty-five tons of rice were car
ried out in small parcels on the same
road in ten days. Much of this sub
sequently goes to aid the rebels, but
the authorities permit this traffic from
motives of charity toward the women
and children, who are undoubtedly
Forming Municipal (Governments.
General MacArthur is establishing
municipal governments in the villages
north of Manila.
The mayor of Baliuag,the first town
where General Lawton established
the rule, who was supposed to bo one
of the most friendly and trustworthy
of the natives., has been placed in jail
charged with arranging with the
rebels for an attack on the town.
The American troops have been
withdrawn fn m all that part of the
country which was half cleared of
Rebels in the expedition of tne Amer
icans in June last.
The rebels have returned to San
Mateo, which was abandoned for the
third timo after its recent capture.
It is alleged that more than half the
howitzer ammunition used during the
fight at Angeles was defective and
fti'.ed to explode.
Ink on Furniture.
To remove ink Epots from furniture
wipe them with oxalic acid, let it stand
for a few minutes, then rub well with
a cloth wet with warm water.
NotrltlTe Value of Fish.
According to chemical analvsis fif-
teen parts of 'the flesh of fish havt '
about the same nutritive value as
twelve parts of boneless beef.
The Shepherd's Barometer.
The wool on the back of a sheep is a '
epherd's barometer. The curlier the ,
shepherd's barometer. The curlier the
wool the finer will be the weather.
Bismarck's Iron Nerve
Was tho result of his splendid health.
Indomitable will and tremendous en
ergy are not found where stomach,
liver, kidneys and bowels are out of
order. If you want these qualities
and the success they bring, use Dr.
King's New Life Pills. They develop
every power of brain and body. Only
25c at F. G. Fricke & Co.'s drug store.
Population of the United Kingdom.
The British registrar, general, in hit
quarterly return of births, marriages
and deaths. Just Issued, states that
the population of the United Kingdom
In the middle of 1898 is estimated at
40,188,927 persons; that of England
and Wales at 31,397.078; that of Scot
land at 4,249,946, and that of Ireland
at 4,541,903. In the United Kingdom
294,515 births and 169,881 deaths were
registered in the three months ending
June 30, 1898. The natural Increase
of population was therefore 124,634.
The number of persons married In the
quarter ending March 31, 1893, was
110,126. The birth rate in the United
Kingdom in the second quarter of 1898
was 29.4, and the death rate 17 per
1,000. The marriage rate in the first
quarter of 1898 was 12 per 1,000.
Fair Hair Growing Scarce.
Fair-haired people are said to be
becoming lees numerous than former
ly. The ancient Jews were a falr
halred race; now they are, with few
exceptions, dark. So it Is in a lesser
degree with the Irish, among whom
150 years ago a dark-haired person
was almost unknown.
"This earth, I am informed," said
the anarchistic boarder, "is but a mere
crust surrounding a molten mass."
"And you still maintain," said the
Cheerful Idiot, "that the upper crust is
a useless institution." Ex.
Municipal Suffrage for Women.
Women who occupy houses subject
to taxation in Montreal, Canada, either
as leasees or owners, have, by the new
charter, full municipal suffrage.
Sealed bids will be received at the
office of the county clerk until 12
o'clock (noon) of September 5, 1899,
for hard and soft coal to be delivered
at court house, jail, poor house and
paupers for the ensuing year. The
board reserves the right to reject any
or all bids. James Robertson,
Hamilton C'ark, of Chauncey, Ga.,
says he suffered with itching piles
twenty years before trying DeWitt'6
With Hazel Salve, two boxes of which
completely1 cured him. Beware of
worthless and dangerous counterfeits
F. G. Fricke & Co.
A statement made in good faith, but
difficult to accept, was recently offered
to his congregation by a country pas
tor. lie had been holding forth on the
advantages of plain speaking. "Why,
brethren," he said, bringing his hand
down upon the pulpit with great vigor,
"there's no need of all these long words
and high-sounding terms; not a bit.
Look at St. PauH Look at St. Paul, I
say! His words were full of the meat
of knowledge and help, and., he didn't
make use of any five-syllable talk. No,
he always spoke in plain, simple Eng
lish, my brethren ! "Tit-Bits.
Where the digestion is good, and
the eeneral powers of the system in a
healthy Btate,worms can find no habi
tation in the human body. White's
Cream Vermifuge not only destroys
every worm, but corrects all derange
ments of the digestive organs. Prioe
23c. F. G. Fricke & Co.
Novel War to Clean Machinery.
The practice of cleaning machinery
by means of blotting paper has beem
established In German workshops. The
German workman formerly received on
an average 250 grams of cotton waste,
one new sponge cloth and one or two
renovated ones pr week; now he is
supplied with 150 grams of cotton
waste and eight to ten Bheets of blot
ting paper, at a cost of 2V6 cents, in
stead of as formerly, 6 cents. The
paper is not only cheaper, but it can
not soil the machine with fibers and
dust, like sponge clothand woolen ref
use, and it is far preferable to cotton
waste. Beyond this, it is not so com
bustible as other cleaning materials.
Kodol Dyspepsia Cure thoroughly
digests food without aid from the
stomach, and at the same time heals
and restores the diseased digestive
organs. It is the only remedy that
does both of these things and can be
relied upon to permanently cure dys
pepsia. F. G. Fricke & Co.
farmer Boy Stadents.
Of the 97,000 students in the colleges
of the United States during the past
year 40 per cent of them were from
the agricultural classes.
Test of Fresh Egg.
To test the freshness of eggs, drop
them In a deep dish of water, and if
the small end comes to the top they
A Princess la Business.
Princess Carlotta Iturbide, taughter
of Princa Iturbide of Mexloo, presides
over a lemonade stand in the City
vuicivi.v cu.o uuannv"
buna ana invigorate tne enure system
uever gripe or nauseate De Witt's
Little Early Riser.-". F. G. Fricke & Co.
Try the Stag brand working pants
Better wear, better fit, more comfort,
more value; cost no more than inferior
' - ' " 7 A
Sod3-8o cent. F. T. Divis O.
Send the News to your friends.
I E. G.
SHIRT WAIST SALE"
INCLUDING ALL OUR
SHIRT WAISTS, GOES..,
She Scored That Time.
"What's that?" said the old gentle
man as he entered while the eldest
daughter was Fayinjr things confiden
tially to her mother. "Bess was just
telling me that the young man that vis
ited the Broketon's last summer has
written her, and that he sent love and
kisses." "He did. did he? The Im
pudent puppy. Write him and squelch
him at once, or you're no daughter of
minp. Let him know so tkere is no
possible chance of a misunderstanding
that you have the utmost resentment
for such ronduct, and if he ever comes
here asav I'll kick hira out of the
house." did you attend to that
maUc;. r .,-?" a3"ed the old gentle
man at breakfast next morning. "Yes."
"Good. What did he say?" "I told him
distinctly that if he didn't know any
better than to send such things In a
letter, instead of brlnelne thpm in ner- i
son, I would have to forego the pleasure
of his acquaintance." For the next
five minutes the family were terror
stricken under a conviction that the
head of the household had burst a blood
vessel. Stray Stories.
SlOO Reward SIIOO.
The readers of this paper will be pleased to
learn that there is at least one dreaded disease
that science has been able to cure in all its
stages, and that is Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure
is the only positive cure known to the medical
fraternity. Catarrh being a constitutional dis
ease, requires a constitutional treatment. Hall's
Catarrh Cure is taken internally, acting directly
upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the sys
tem, thereby destroying the foundation of the
disease, and giving the patient strength by build
ing up the constitution and assisting nature in
doing its work. The proprietors have so much
faith in its curative powers that they olter One
Hundred Dollars for any case that it tails to cure.
Send for list of testimonials.
Address. F.J, heney &Co., Toledo. O.
Sold by Druggists 75c
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
The Proper Place.
Query Editor "The writer wants to
know where the person with the wed
ding ring should be." Managing Edi
tor (a confirmed bachelor) "Just say
in the penitentiary." Jewelers' Week
ly. And Some Experience.
"Did you get anything out of that
mine of yours?" asked the interested
friend. "Yes," answered the fortune
hunter; "dirt and water till you
couldn't rest." Washington Star.
Champion Shot of the World.
Miss Annie Oakley writes: "Myself
and many of the Buffalo Bill Wild
West Co have given Allen's Foot-Ease,
the powder to shake into the ehoes, a
most thorough trial, and it does all if
not more than you claim " Itinstar tl
takes the Btin&r out of corns and bun
ions. Allen's Foot-Ease is a certain
cure for swollen, hot, aching, Dervous
or eweatincr f 't. Sold '. r.ll d niei'?
and shoe store-. -r. s-imn'o s' f
Address Allen S.Olnwed.L- R X. Y
"I wonder how that Item ever got
past the press censor!" said the Span
ish official. "Which one?" "The soci
ety note ts the effect that the queen
regent expects to travel for her health."
PIck-Me-Up: "I am sorry to find,"
said the bishop to the dusky potentate,
"that you still eat missionaries."
"Well," said the savage, apologetically,
"can we find anything: better to eat?"
A steam threshing outfit, complete
and in good order. At a bargain with
in next 30 day?. Inquire at Richey'a
D0VEY & SON. 1
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