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THE NEBRASKA TAXES
Total Valuation for Assessment ia Heavly
Three Million Mure.
fIGl'RES FOR 1900 AND 1901
tartias; a Xeir Industry In Bolt Coanty
Plait Coaatjr a floneer In Road
Fpriakllag Other ebraka Matters
iiara aid There.
LINCOLN. Neb.. July 17. The to
tal valuation upon which state taxes
will be assessed this year against tax
able property in Nebraska will be ap
proximately $174,432,000. or f2.6S3.00J
greater than the assessed valution last
year. These figures have been com
puted from the official reports received
from eighty-nine of the ninety coun
ties. Wheeler, whose report has not
l?en received, had a total assessed
valuation of 5293.237.40 last year and
it Is believed there will be no material
change in the figures this year.
Following is a comparison of the as
sessed valuation of property for the
A l ir-is
-2 Uutt.j ..
.H row it
.'!. yenne ...
H a rl :i n
4.413. 15. 05
2.4 7.344 0i
1 2i. 01 i
124 ("M M
2.441. M. IS
3.1, ".2.74. i
44 ."4't l I
2.1).11' :. 5
1.32 '.5-19. .2
4 i..477. M
23 .' . 27
2.3I-2.21X Vt .
4 11. 030. OV
1 3'vn 2.".
41S. ''. 7:
2.3tt ! 31'
. .... i
1:-J Willow ..
Ktr l arrjsun ...
Kit r jy
Sou's Bluff ..
'. ir, 1.54
W-0..V, :.4 I
1. !'!. 7 '
Totals 1171.747.593.41 $174.432.f7k.-
Tope the Omaha Market.
GRAND ISLAND. Neb.. July 17.
The topping of the Omaha market by
Pai l Frauen. a local stock breeder,
feeder an! shipper, recalls that the
Chicago market for the year has been
topped twice in the past twenty-five
ye-trs by Nebraska, a Tekamah man
receiving the honor accompanied by
the cash once, and Mr. Frauen re
ceiving it in 1S92. Mr. Frauen has
just put In the nucleus for a herd of
thoroughbred Shorthorns and Here
focia. Porter's C'ae Submitted.
LINCOLN, Neb.. July 17. The suit
of the state against William Porter,
ex-secretary of state, and his bonds
man, was argued before District Jude
Frost and submitted. The state asks
for fl.500. claimed to be due as a re
sult of funds collected and retained by
Porter without constitutional author
ity, it Is alleged. C. J. Smyth of Om
aha appeared for the defendants and
I)Vpi:ty Attorney General Norris
Urown and hi3 assistant, V. B. Rose,
for the state.
Fatal Sun Stroke.
SCRIBNER. Neb.. July 17. August
Steuhaner. a young German employ
ed on the farm of John Haum, south
ot Fcnbner. was overcome by heat
and died from the effects thereof.
Tn Xebraskao Released.
SIOUX FALLS. S. D.. July 17. Two
prisoners have just been released from
the Sioux Falls penitentiary, their
terms of imprisonment having expir
ed. They are Frank Kelley and Fred
K. Moore, each of whom served three
years, less good time, for robbing a
postoffice in Nebraska. Upon being
relea-e.I they departed for Oregon,
where they have relatives living and
where they claim they have positions
Startlac ?Tew Industry.
O NEILU Neb.. July 17. A new In
dustry ha3 lately been started in Holt
county. Omaha parties are "operating
a dog ranch two miles north of
O'Neill and have In training about
llfty hunting dogs. Young dogs are
shipped in and taken to the "ranch,"
where with great care and Job-like pa
tience two men start them in training.
Iitrd3 are plentiful) and a pee-wee
Is. as good as a chicken for a dog
learning the "setting" prrtess.
MILEAGE Of THE COUNTIES.
Kcbraaka I ndaatrtal Department Tlgar
LINCOLN. Neb.. July 15. The de
partment of labor and industrial sta
tistics has completed a compilation
showing the number of square miles
of territory, date of permanent or
ganization and number of miles of rail
road for every county In the state.
This Information was obtained from
various sources. The railroad statis
tics were compiled from the official
records of the auditor's office, the fig
ures relating to square mileage from
the state survey and the dates of or-
ganiaztion from histories, county and
judicial officials and early settlers.
The dates of county organization
comprise an entirely new feature of
Nebraska statistical information. It
was necessary for the compilers to
consult every source of information tc
get the correct dates, and very often
these sources gave conflicting accounts.
In Knox county, for example, the
first organization was destroyed by In
dians and the next establishment be
came confused with the military
force stationed in the county. In such
instance the date of permanent or
ganization was accepted. The figure3
given in the report have been verified
and they will soon be officially pub
lished by the state.
MUTUAL INSURANCE C0MPAMES.
Court Itecldes that They Cannot Limit
Liability of Members.
LINCOLN. Neb., July 15. The su
preme court has decided that mutual
insurance companies cannot limit the
liability of its members. This opinion
is delivered in the case of Morgan
against the Hog Raisers' Mutual In
surance company. Morgan had a con
tract with the company which limited
his liability. An epidemic caused the
claims against the company to exceed
the assets by flS.000 and the officers
sought to collect this sum, notwith
standing it exceeded the total limit
The court says that members of a
mutual insurance company are obli
gated to pay all assessments necessarr
to liquidate losses and expenses of
management and that it is the duty
of the directors. to make an assessment
whenever necessary, and, further, that
if this assessment is not paid within
thirty days suit may be commerf(S.
under the law. The court holds tat
there is no merit in the contention
of the objecting members that be
cause the contracts are limited as to
liability they cannot be held liable for
the full amount of the losses.
0 THE Git AYE Of HIS WIFE.
Christopher Anderson Shoots Himself
and Cannot Recover.
NEBRASKA CITY. Neb.. July 13.'
Chri.-topher Anderson, an old resident
of this city, who moved to Lincoln
about two years ago. shot himself
urcn the grave of his wife in Wyuka
cemetery in this city. The weapon
used was a 32-caliber revolver, the
muzzle of which was evidently placed
in his mouth. The ball passed up
ward and lodged in the brain. Dr.
Neal probed for the ball, but could not
locate it. The physician states that
the man cannot live. Anderson came
to Nebraska City thirty-five years ago
and lived here up to the time of the
death of his wife two years ago. when
he moved to Lincoln and took up hi3
residence with his son. He was a mer
chant tailor. He came here to visit
a son and seemed In the best of spir
its, although his health had not been
good lately. His family consists of
two sons and a daughter.
Mast Serve Life Sentence.
LINCOLN. Neb., July 15. After six
years of legal controversy, the supreme
court h2s settled that John W. Ar
gabrlght of Nemaha county must
abide by the sentence to serve a life
term in the penitentiary. Argabrigbt
was convicted of the murder of Wil
liam Smesler on the night of February
9, 1S94. Sme-sler was his father-in-law,
and the tragedy was the result
of a family quarrel.
Itlne Springs Girl Appoluted.
WYMORE. Neb., July 13. Miss
Edith D. Mattoon of Blue Springs ha3
been appointed by Commissioner
Vance to assist with the Nebraska ex
hibit at the Pan-American exposition
at Buffalo. She started Monday to en
ter upon her duties.
Wheat Turning Ont Well.
CERESCO. Neb., July 13. The
threshing of fall wheat is progressing
rapidly and is yielding from twenty
five to forty bushels to the acre and
some testing as high as sixty-one
pounds to the bushel.
Death to Orasshopper.
LINCOLN. Neb., July 15. The na
tive grasshoppers, which have been
more or less troublesome in different
parts of Nebraska, will now be com
pelled to battle with the South African
locust disease. Prof. Lawrence Bru
ner of the university is prepared to
supply a limited lot of this disease
and he hopes by the experiment to do
something toward reducing the num
ber of these pests. According to re
ports, grasshopeprs are in spots.
Receivers Mast Make Reports.
LINCOLN, Neb., July 13 Secretary
Royse of the state banking board ha3
mailed to all state bank receivers in
the state a bulky package o? blanks
for their quarterly reports. Under the
new law that went into effect Jnne 28
re elvers of banks are required to
make a full report to the banking
board quarterly. If the work of the
receiver it not satisfactory to the
board he must be removed at ltj request.
ML HARTLEY PAROLED
Ex-State Treasurer Will Have Liberty
for Sixty Days, at Least
REQUIREMENTS MIST BE MET
rha Sixty-day Furlough Will B Eztend-
d on Certain Condition Total Valu
atlona of Taxable Property in Nebraska
Miscellaneous State Matters.
LINCOLN, Neb., July 16. Former
State Treasurer Joseph Bartley. under
sentence of twenty years' imprison
ment for defaulting in the sum of ap
proximately f223.000, has been par
oled for sixty clays and it is intimated
by Governor Savage that his freedom
may be made permanent if he meets
certain requirements. Governor Sav
age authorized the parole after a long
conference with C. O. Whedou of this
city, who agrees to stand as Bartley's
The executive order to the warden
of the state penitentiary was served at
8 o'clock at night and immediately
Bartley was informed by Warden Da
vis that he could leave the institu
tion. Although not an entire surprise
the announcement deeply affected the
prisoner, but he made haste to ex
change his prison garb for citizen's
clothes. He was then joined by hi3
wife and family and together the party
were taken in a carriage to the Bart
ley residence at Seventeenth and C
streets. A few minutes after he ar
rived at his home he called Gover
nor Savage by telephone and thanked
him for the clemency shown.
Governor Savage was asked by a re
porter whether or not the parole would
be made permanent.
"That depends entirely upon cir
cumstances," replied the governor. "I
have given Bartley a sixty-day fur
lough, but whether that time will be
extended remains to be seen. I have
imposed some pretty hard require
ments upon Bartley and I shall im
pose some still harder ones. If he
does what I ask him to do I will let
him out of the penitentiary, but if he
des not then he will have to go back.
I don't care to say just now what
these requirempnts will be, but I am
confident they will meet the approval
of the people of the state."
NEBRASKA GAINS MILLIONS.
Ufllelal Reports from Alt Counties Show
LINCOLN, Neb., July 16. A con
servative estimate, based upon official
reports from nearly all counties,
places the total valuation of taxable
property in Nebraska at approxi
mately $173,000,000. In round num
bers this will be $2,000,000 greater
than the valuation upon which the
taxes were levied last year. The State
Board of Equalization will meet July
15 to adjust the valuations and make
the annual levy.
"Reports have been received from
all but a few of the counties and they
show a general increase in total val
uation," said Deputy Auditor Anthes
today. "We cannot determine the ex
act valuation of the state until the
remaining counties are heard from,
but it is very likely the valuation of
last year will be exceeded by at least
Nebraska In Washington.
WASHINGTON, July 16. Lieuten
ant R. B. McConnell of Superior, who
has been in Washington some days
looking after a commission a3 lieu
tenant in the regular army, left for
his home in Nebraska, greatly en
couraged. During his sojourn here
McConnell ha3 ascertained from a
member of the board of examiners
that he was found deficient only in
grammar, but that his splendid record
in the Philippines would easily off
set that deficiency. He believes he
will get the appointment.
Heat Drives to Salclrle.
PLATTSMOUTH, Neb.. July 16.
John Fajman. while temporarily de
ranged from the heat, sent a bullet
into his breast with a revolver. He
was an employe of the Burlington
shops. He had drawn his wages, in
tending to visit his parents at Law
Handsome New Courtlionse.
VALENTINE. Neb.. July 1C. The
corner stone of Cherry county's new
court house at this place has been
laid. Music was furnished by the La
dies' Cornet band. Colonel A. L.
Towle made an address. When com
pleted the building is to cost $20,000.
Reception for Chnrch Howe.
AUBURN. Neb., July 16. The date
of the reception to Hon. Church Howe
has been changed from July 25 to July
30. Great preparations are being
made for the event.
Green Corn Kills Cattle.
DEWITT. Neb., July 16. A herd of
cattle belonging to Mr. James Kle,
two miles east of here, got into a field
of young corn. Three died as a re
sult. Roomers to Oklahoma.
HUMBOLDT. Neb.. July 16. A
crowd of twenty Oklahoma "boom
ers" will leave for the strip in a day
or two from Humboldt. Colonel E.
Fraker, the First ward councilman,
sold his residence property and tin
shop and announces his intention of
moving to Oklahoma to begin the tin
ware business. Mr. Franker has been
a lesident of the city for several years
and the leader of the temperance
FARM LAND IN NEBRASKA.
Taloatlon of the Same aa Shown by Fig
ares of Assessors.
Deputy Labor Commissioner Wat
son has just completed a compilation
of the value of farm lands in Ne
braska, based on the figures returned
by the county assessors. This is the
first time any such compilation has
been undertaken. The figures are as
$25. 001 llirt.OO
1 taw ex
25.004 1' 30.00!
5 tK"ii lo.cut;
25.0.r 30 "Oi
So fiCft 5O.0M!
3. 0 iff H.0OI
fiO.0lf ! 0.0O
.th.iWi 75. Oil I
251K 4 .00l
S.OOIt IV 00 1
25.0ff. 35 00 i
(Srancl Army Reunion.
HASTINGS. Neb.. July 13 Mana
ger J. J. Buchana of the local commit
tee selected to arrange for the coming
state reunion to be held here in Au
gust is receiving favorable replies
from many of the noted statesmen of
the nation, who promise to attend and
deliver addresses. Strong efforts are
making to secure Vice President
Will .loin Urike Faculty.
MT. PLEASANT. Ia.. July 13 Dr.
Hoffman, the pathologist of the state
hospital, has resigned to accept a $4.-
000 position in the faculty of Drake
tmiversity at Des Moines. He was a
very valuable man here, but he could
not remain here under the salary giv
en. He will leave about July 15.
IUjt Crop of Peaches.
WYMORE, Neb.. July 13 The work
of harvesting peaches on the orchard
of J. M. Russell & Son, south of town.
will be begun in a few days. There
are forty acres in this orchard and
the yield is estimated at 25,000 bush
els, lhe fruit is or a superior qual
Hoy Steals Fremont Horse.
FREMONT, Neb., July 13. Guy Mc
Carthy, a 9-year-old boy, yesterday
stole a horse and buggy belonging to
S. D. Lydick of this city and drove to
Valley, where he was arrested.
H. C. Kitchen Killed.
FARNAM, Neb., July 13 Harry C.
Kitchen was killed at Holyoke. He
was a brakeman on the B. & M. His
body was brought here for burial.
Reception to Chnrch Howe.
AUBURN, Neb., July 13. Prepara
tions are being made to give a recep
tion to Hon. Church Howe, who is to
be in Auburn July 25.
Corn In Kansas and some portions
of Iowa has been seriously injured
Goes to the Philippines.
AUBURN. Neb.. July 13. C. A.
Pierson, until recently a teacher on
the Pacific coast, who has been visit
ing with his parents in this city, will
leave in a few days for the Philippine
islands, where he goes as an instruc
tor. Mr. Pierson is a graduate of the
State Normal school at Peru. He has
taught several years in this county
and for two years held the office of
county superintendent. His appoint
ment was unsought.
Celebrated Fourth Too Lonr.
SEWARD. Neb., July 13. The 12-year-old
son of Henry Faiman, a far
mer living near Seward, is dead and
his brother fatally injured as the re
Bult of a second Fourth of July cele
bration. The boys were playing with
a couple of toy pistols upstairs. The
younger snapped one near an open can
of powder, causing it to explode. The
younger boy was hurled to the ceil
ing by the force of the expl'tsion, re
ceiving fatal injuries.
CORN IS PURELY KING
It Makes Another Big Advance on Chi
cago acd New York Markets.
BROKERS SWAMPED WITH ORDERS
Farmers Become Balls When Profession
als Begin Realizing Wheat Conspicu
ous lij Giving Corn a Close Race In
NEW YORK, July 13. There was a
scene of great excitement in both the
wheat and corn markets at New York
today, the trading aggregaating one
of the largest day's totals in a ysai
or more, especially as to corn.
Prices jumped 2 5-S cents during the
day in corn, making cents advance
for the week. Orders poured into the
market so fast that the brokers could
scarcely execute them at the prices de
sired and the usually small crowd
around the corn ring was increased
to such an extent that at times it al
most outrivaled that in the wheat pit.
The farmers have taken the bull side
into their hands and in the face of
heavy realizing on the part of profes
sionals have kept prices going until
the cry is for CO-cent corn in Chicago.
Where the present bull movement will
end depends a great deal on weath
er conditions in tha leading corn
Wheat also took an extraordinary
jump today and from being in a posi
tion almost entirely friendless at once
leaped into popularity with the bulls
and gave corn a close race for leader
ship in the advance for the day.
Prices in New York closed 2 and 3
cents higher than yesterday and prac
tically at the top price. Professionals
were caught in this bulge in wheat
and some of them lost about all the
money they have made by selling long
corn to the bull public. For weeks
and for months wheat has been ham
mered persistently by everybody in the
belief that the crop would be a record
one and more than enough to make
up the foreign shortage. The result
has been a huge short interest, part
of which was caught in yesterday's
big advance. The remainder is in a
state of anxiety as to what the out
come will be, realizing that a much
greater upturn must mean the covering
of a big line of wheat. Today bull
were still further encouraged by re
ports that wheat in the Red river val
ley was being injured by excessire heat
after recent wet weather.
CHICAGO. July 13. Today's advice
to the Eoard of Trade grain compa
nies are to the effect that the beat
and drouth in the southwest are un
broken. It is said that the damage
outside of Kansas and Missouri is com
paratively slight, but that unless there
is relief within the next ten days the
corn crop situation will approach a
A message from Topeka, Kan., says
the prospects are for a crop of but
50,00,000 bushels of corn, although last
year's crop was 163.000,000 and the
year before 237.000,000 bushels. The
loss of hay and potatoes is also great.
second only to the loss cf corn. It is
estimated that the farmers of Kansas
and Missouri have already lost $50,003,
000 by the torridity and drouth.
The straits in the corn crop Is said
to be owing to the intense heat and
lack of moisture and is reflected fn
the course of prices of that cereal
on the Board of Trade. Corn for Sep
tember delivery at the opening today
sold simultaneously from 52c to 52e,
compared with the close yesterday at
Gl&HlVtc; shortly afterward It was
quoted at 52"8c, or 9 cents higher than
the price one month ago shortly be
fore the heat and drouth began to
arouse misgivings as to the future of
El Reno Crowd Is Thinnln".
WASHINGTON, July 13. Secretary
Hitchcock said that reports from the
Oklahoma registration showed the
crowds in that country had digested
thoroughly the president's proclama
tion and realized that there was no
chance for speculators, intruders, tres
passers or gamblers. "The people,"
said the secretary, "realize that the
lands are being opened in good faith
to everybody qualified and that what
Is given them is not transferable."
Hon. Richard Ilnbbard Dead.
DALLAS. Tex.. July 13. Hon. Rich
ard B. Hubbard, a former governor of
Texas and during President Cleve
land's administration United States
minister to Japan, died at his home in
Tyler, Tex., today.
Its a Manageable Balloon.
PARIS, July 13. M. Santos-De-
mont's cigar-shaped balloon, driven by
motor, had a trial from St. Cloud
across Paris, around the Eiffel tower
and back to St. Cloud. The papers
say the trip was quite successful and
that the balloon ascended and descend
ed apparently at the will of the aero
naut. Tomorrow he will make an ofn
cial attempt to win the prize of 100,000
francs offered by Henry Deautscb. for
a manageable balloon.
City Will Pay Mo-c Interest.
PHILADELPHIA, July 12. The
city council today passed an amended
ordinance increasing the interest on
the $9,000,000 loan to improve the
water supply from 3 per tent to 3
per cent. The mayor, who is now so-
ourning in the Allegheny mountains.
will sign the measure. ins cniei
clerk will leave here tonight with the
bill and it is expected the mayor will
affix his signature tomorrow and that
the new loan will soon be advertised.
THE LIVE STOCK MAR.KET.
luteal Quotations Front South?
and Kansas City.
Cattle There was a Knerous run of
cattlti, and as advices from other poirnts
wera none too favorable, the tendency
on the part of packers was to buy their
supplies lower than they did yesterday.
They did not succeed In all cases, how
ever. There was something over 100 cars
of beef steers on sale, and as several of
the trains were late in arriving, the mar
ket was slow lit opening. Buyers went
around and picked up come of the mom
desirable bunches at good, steady prices,
but there were not many of what might
be called choice cattle on sale. They did,
not take hold in very good shapt: of ths
other grades. There were twenty-five or
thirty cars of cows in the yards, but they
were mostly on the commcnish order. The
few good to choice dry lot cows ami Jieif
crs offered brought good, steady prices,
but the others were slow salo and lower
all around. Hulls brought about steady
prices if they were at all good, but they
were slow and weak if common. There,
were a, good many stoi-kers and feeders
in tho yards, but the reports of rains in
some sections gave ;t little better tout; to
the trade. Several commission men had
a numbt-r of orders to buy cattle, so tliat
prices did not show su much change.
Hogs There was the heaviest run of
hogs of any day so far this year, and. iu
fact, this was one of the big d.iys of the
year. July 31, ISl'l, holds the record, when
there were 20."!4 hogs on sale, so that to
day's supply is not far behind the record.
Other markets were weak and a dime
lower, and owing to tin; big supply here
buyers took oif fully a lim-. The long
string sold at $5.C5, with the bulk goini;
from $5.H2'.'j to J5.t;7'j.. as against yester
day's bulk from $5.75 to $5.x. so that the
market toilay might be iuoted 1o1j:
Shee There was a. good run of sheep
and lambs, and although Chicago was re
ported weak and a dime lower, the mar
ket at this point ruled active and just
ubout steady all around. Idaho grass
wethers sold at J3.65 and Jdalm ewes
brought as high as $3.25, and Idaho Iambs
sold up to $5.C5. The common and half fat
stuff was, of course, more or less neglect
ed, but a.lfie from that everything was
sold in good season.
Cattle Market generally 15425c higher;
choice export and dressed beef steers,
$5.0' 7i ."..SO: fair to good, $4.551 4. !'5; stoekers
and feeders, $3.ot)4j 1.25: Texans ami In
dians. $3.Ktj i'.H); Texas, cows. $2.Uo4i3.');
native cows, $2.5v'n 4.10; heifers, $2,2544.75;
ci'.nners. $L50i2.4O; bulls, $2.254; 3. 75; calves,
Hogs JIarket 571 10e lower; top. $5.35;
bulk of sales, $5. 5oi 5. S5 : heavy. $5,8545.!.";
mixed packers, $5.5oi55; light, $5.30115.70;
GOVERNMENT RAIN REPORT.
Chief Moore- of Weather Bureau Makes
WASHINGTON, July IS. At the re
quest of the Associated Press, Prof.
Willis Moore, chief of the weather bu
reau, today prepared a statement of the
rainfall throughout the drouth-stricken
region covering the time since the data
were collected for the special weekly
report which was promulgated yester
day by the bureau. That report closed
at S o'clock Monday and the state
ment now made covers the forty-eight.
hours from 8 o'clock Monday morning
to S o'clock this morning. The state
ment ia as follows:
"During the forty-eight hours ending
8 a. m. this morning, the 17th instant,
scattered local showe.'s mostly very
light in limited areas, have fallen in
southeastern Texas, western Arkansas,
southeastern Nebraska, over the great
er portion of the Dakotas and Minne
sota, in northwestern Iowa, central and
northern Missouri, central and south
ern Illinois, central Indiana, southern
Michigan and central and southern
Ohio. The only stations reporting
amounts exceeding two-tenths of an
inch in the forty-eight hours ending
at 8 a. ni. the I'Ui are: Beeville. Tex..
.94; Brenham. Tex.. .4t; Beaumont.
Tex.. .81; Russellville. Ark.. .24; Tex
arkana. Ark.. 1.26; Ann Aror, Mich.,
.42; Flint, Mich.. 2.2a; Peoria, .58; Ran
toul. HI-, .20; Streator. III.. .44; Cam
bridge City and Farmland, .46; Jeffer
son City, Mo., .40; Hillsboro, III.. J36;
Mount Vernon. 111.. 22; Toronto. Kan..
1.16; Owensboro. Ky.. 24; Grand Mead
ow. Minn.. .34; New Ulm. Minn.. .22;
Mitchell. S. D.. 1.08; Storm Lake. Ia.,
.20; Stillwater, Okl., .20; Muskogee, I.
SENOR ERRAZIRIZ' rlNERAL
President of Chile Laid at Rest With
SANTIAGO DE CHILE. July IS.
The body of Sencr Errazuriz, the first
president to die in office, was taken
to the cathedral from the hall of the
chamber of deputies, where it haj
been lying in state, and from the cath
edral to the cemetery. An immense
gathering of people attended the ob
Eoquies, including the high officers of
the government, and ministers of for
eign government. The funeral pro
cession was most impressive. Dis
patches of condolence have been re
ceived from all parts of the world.
Senor Anibal Zartu, the vice presi
dent will ndministtr the executive
functions of the government until Sep
tember 18, next, when the new presi
dent will be inaugurated.
England's Drouth Continues.
LONDON July 18. While Scotland
and Ireland have recently enjoyed
thunder storms, there Is no prospect
or rain in the middle and southern
parts of England, and a steady in
crease of heat for several days Is pre
dicted. Sunshine is everywhere
greatly in excess of the avorage, the
temoerature is above the mean and the
rainfall is below the average. London
has not been rain-washed in weeks.
Strokes of apoplexy are frequent.
lovin is Master at Arms.
PORT HURON, Mich., July-18. The
supreme tent. Knights of the Macca
bees, today elected the following offi-
cers: uomancier, u. i . aiu.vn.Ky, run
Huron; lieutenant commander, S. W.
Trussler, Ontario; record keeper, Geo.
J. Siegel. Port Huron; finance keep
er, J. D. Thompson, Port Huron; chap
lain, Grant A. Robbins of Missouri;
sergeant. S. W. Hall of California;
master-at-arms, F. W. Marshall of
t BRIEf TELEGRAMS.
Alonzo If. Stewart, doorkeeper of
the United States senate, was married
at Atchison, Kan., to Miss Graco
Colonel George Quick, 88 years oldr
of Freeburg, III., has brought suit for
divorce against his wife, also an octo
genarian. The United States army transport.
Sumner, with convalescent soldiers
on beard, has sailed from Manila for
J. Pierpont Morgan ha.i just bought
the Chilean section of the trans-Andean
railway for ninety thousand
Christopher Andcsoa, the aged man
who shot himself on the grave of his.
wife in the cemetery near Nebraska.
City, Neb., died.
It now seems that there is small
probability of an agreement being
reached between France and Great
Britain over the Newfoundland ques
tion. The Massachusetts Republican state
convention has been called to meet
in Boston October 4. Governor Allen,
of Porto Rico will be invited, to pre
side. August Newman was biown to
pieces and Henry lirnest badly hurt,
by the premature explosion ot a bla3t
of dynamite at the city quanier at
The Retail Clerks' International
Protective association of Buffalo pre
sented to the International Association
of Machinists the sum of $1,200- to aid
in its strike.
The Wabash Cooperage company's?
plant was destroyed by fire at Terre
Haute,. Ind. causing a loss of $20,000,
with $9,000 insurance; $0,000 on build
ings and $3,000 on stock.
The budget committee after a pro
longed and critical discussion at Mad
rid, has decided to shelve for the pres
ent the proposals of the minister of
finance suspending the coinage of sil
ver. John H. Bacon,, a Milwaukee news
paper man, has accepted an appoint
ment a3 vice consul and clerk to Con
sul General Rublee at Hong Kong, and
will leave for China in about three
Richard S. Berlin, a well known rear
estate dealer and manager of the Ber
lin Investment company at Omaha.
Neb., has filed a petition in voluntary
bankruptcy. Liabilities, $31,900.62; as
Safe Expert Charles Walze ha dis
covered that the cashier's time lock
of the vault in the mint, at San Fran
cisco, from which $30,000 was stolen,
does not operate and has been out of
order for some time.
At a meeting of the Leadville. Col., -A-City
Library association a letter was
read from the private secretary of
Andrew Carnegie, dated from Skibo
castle, Scotland, stating that he would
give $100,000 for a public library for
that city, provided the city would fur
nish $2,000 a year to maintain it.
The sales of coffee on the New York
coffee exchange for the year ending
June 30, aggregating 7.383,000 bags,
against 5,879,500 bags in 1300. The
sales for 1S99 were 4,0(50,500 bags. The
transactions the past year exceeded
those of 1900 by 1,503,500 bags, the
gain being partly due, it is said, to
the large crops abroad.
The dead bodies of Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Prange, of Omaha, were found
beside a public highway, half a mile
south of Lake station, St. Joseph, Mo.,
each with a bullet hole in the head.
Clasped In Prange's right hand was a,
revolver. It is supposed the man kill
ed the woman and then took his own
The win of Hugh- Tevis,. the yonng
San Francisco millionaire, who died in
Yokohama recently, of appendicitis,
while on his wedding journey, has
been filed at Monterey. It divides his
estate, estimated at $1,000,000, almost
equally between his widow, Cornelia
Baxter Tevis, and his 9-year-old
daughter. Alice Boa It Tevis.
Capt. Putnam B. Strong, quarter
master department, United htates
army, San Francisco, announces that
he has resigned from the army for
personal and financial reasons.
The managers of the Newport, Ky.,
racing track decided to declare off
all further races until October 1.
George C. Tilden, a well known mln
erologist, while in Salvador went In- .
sane and was committed to the Cali
fornia state hospital for the Insane.
John Costaln was killed near New
Albany, Ind., by John Turner while
trying to kidnap Mrs. Turner.
Minister Rockhille has been instruc
ted to support Japanese application
for an enlargement of their Indem
nity from 36.000,000 to 40.000,000 yen.
Edward H. Martin, formerly a lieu
tenant in the United States army, who
pleaded guilty a few days ago to a
charge of passing worthless checks,
was sentenced by Recorder Goff, of
New York, to one year in the peniten
tiary. Robert H. Greely, secretary of the
Spokane, Wash., chamber of commerce,
was found dead.
Lockjaw caused the death of W. C.
Johnson, president of the state board
of pharmacy, at Manhattan, Kan. He
accidentally stepped on a rusty nail.
King Edward, Emperor Nicholas
and Emperor William will not only
meet at the great review near May- "V
ence about August 15," says the Ber
lin correspondent of the London
Standard, "but they will exchange vis
its at Darmstadt."
The census bureau has Issued a bul
letin on the population by sex, gen
eral nativity and color in 1900 In Il
linois. Following is a summary:
Males, 2,472,782; females. 2.238.7CS; na
tive born. 3,8348Q3; foreign born, 956.-
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