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About Plattsmouth weekly journal. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1881-1901 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 6, 1896)
PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY.
OVEB THE7 STATE.
Tux old settlers of York county have
effected an organization. -
Gagk connty "farmers will' this year
plant a'good deal of Kaffir corn.
It will cost Johnson county $54,000
for expenses during the year 1896,
' It costs Richardson county f 8G2 U
care" for her indigent poor last year.
Ed M. Searle has been appointed re
ceiver of the defunct Ogalalla bank.
Citizens of Columbus are looking for
a man who threatens "to burn build
ings. The public schools of Valentine have
been closed on account of an epidemic
Depositors in the broken First Na
tional bank at Ravenna have received
30 per cent of their holdings.
The school house at Elmwood caught
fire, but the flames were quelched be
fore much damage was done.
Mr- am Mas. Herman Wahi.kod, of
Beatrice, recently celebrated the six
tieth anniversary of their married life.
Buy home made goods and build up
home industries, is a good policy. Far
rell's Fire Extinguisher, made by Far
rell fc co., Omaha.
The plans for the new Methodist
church at Norfolk have been completed
and work on the structure will be at
The Nebraska National bank of
Omaha bid in such way as to secure a
good chunk of the new government
4 per cent loan.
The Masonic Building association of
Grand Island expects to pay off every
cent of indebtedness within the next
The Elkhorn Irrigation and Land
company has written contracts to
break and crop 2,300 acres of irrigated
land in Holt county.
Amexdkd articles of incorporation
have been filed by the Omaha Fair and
Speed association, fixing the capital
stock at S150.000, divided into 6,000
An expert has been put to work look
ing over the books of the clerk of the
district court of Howard county. It is !
claimed he has been taking extortion- j
ate fees. . i
Upwards of 823,000 was paid into the
Dodge county treasury one day last
week by agents of the Union Pacific
and Fremont, Elkhorn fc Missouri Yal- i
ley railroads. j
A rebounding hammer, carelessly
handled by Albert Safford, in the Have
lock shops, struck him in the forehead
and knocked him senseless. He suffered
no serious injuries.
Hartincton school district voted j
bonds to the amount of 512.000 for the
purpose of erecting a brick high school
building of eight rooms. The vote
stood 159 for and 8 against the bonds. '
Ed Williams, a farmer living four
miles west of Oconee, left the farm he
had rented, taking what horses he had
with him. but leaving a wife with sev
eral small children and many unpaid
bills behind him. !
Thomas Cole, a Hartington stock
buyer, was severely bitten by a mad ,
dog, the teeth of the animal going en
tirely through his hand. The poison
was promptly eliminated from the
wound, and the doctor has slight fears
of any serious results.
Grakd lodge Ancient Order of United"
Workmen, in special session at Grand
Island, reduced the initiation fee from
$9 to a minimum of So. Considerable '
discussion ensued before this action -was
brought about. About 100 dele- j
gates are in attendance. This reduc
tion was made on account of hard
Burglars last week attempted to
blow the safe in the store of H. Znm
winkle at Utica, but evidently were
frightened away. An entrance was
made by forcing open the front door.
A hole four inches deep was drilled in
the safe. The money drawer was
pried open, but the pennies it contain-
ed and a revolver w ere not taken. j
The grave of Mrs. John Connelly, ;
who was buried in the Catholic ceme
tery at Columbus nine days ago, was
opened by . ghouls, who were likely
frightened away or found they had
gone to the wrong grave, as the body !
was not taken. The false teeth of the
deceased had been removed from the '
mouth and dropped on the ground
Rea. Louis Jessup, who has preached
six years for the Presbyterians of
Diller, died very-Suddenly last week at
the advanced age of 76. . Assisted by
Ihe Rev. Byron Beall " of Lincoln he
had been carrying on a very successful
revival meeting and while giving his
testimony: he sank in his chair and
after a minute's repose finished while
sitting and was taken home and never
The consolidated . report of state
banks now being: tabulated by Secreta
ry Townley of the state banking board
discloses an encouraging condition of
affairs. The report shows that at the
close of business, . December 31, the
total reserve fund , of the state banks
was a fraction, over 28 per cent, where
as' the percentage' required by law is 15.
Twenty-eight per cent is the highest
ever shown by any, previous report.
The Dodge damage case against the
Elkhorn r road,' growing out of the
$150,000 fire, was given-to the jury-' It
brought in a verdict of "no cause for
action." The contention of the loser
in the,"fife;jwas .that . it was caused by
carelessness .of .the railway and set by
sparks from an engine. The railway
company defended on the ground that
it was not at fault , and gave evidence
to show. that a boy. and a cigar started
The Dunbar Junior Endeavor society
celebrated the fifteenth anniversary of
the order's foundation in America Sun
day with appropriate exercises.
A companv has been organized and
machinery purchased to commence dig
ging in the Middle Creek "gold fields
in the west part of Lancaster county.
Julius Lemrurg, a farmer living
seven miles northwest of Emerson,
committed .suicide by .hanging. He
had lived in that community about ten
years. His wife died recently and this
was the cause of his untimely - death.
The conple wera t well and favorably
known and leave a family, of
dren, one a baby only four days old
Talk on Irrigation.
A rousing1 county meeting1 was held
- ! at Lexington for the purpose 01 naming
! the dates of the Nebraska State Irriga
lion cuuvcuuuu. i cuuouaj,
j day and Friday, October 7, 8 and 9,
tion convention. Wednesday, inurs-
were the dates named xor me svaic
meeting,' thus making it easy for all
who desire to attend the North Platte
irrigation fair October 12.
Overybody was bubbling over with
irrigation enthusiasm and every ajsor
ance was expressed that the next on
vention would in every respect exceed
anything of the kind ever held in the
state. Mr. Clarkson said that the
Platte was the most magnificent valley
he ever saw and with irrigation a veri
table garden of Eden.
Senator Afters said that since 1887
Nebraska's progressive farmers had
built over 2,000 miles of irrigation
ditches, over 1,000,000 acres of land
were reclaimed, with over $10,000,000
in increase of land values. The next
three years Nebraska would have 3,
000,000 acres under irrigation. Mr.
Edmisten did not have time to talk.
but assured every one that Lexington
would equal any city in Nebraska in
looking after state irrigation meetings.
Aii Important I)c-itioii.
' Lincoln dispatch: A number of opin
ions were handed down by the supreme
sourt today, one being of special inter
est to the residents on the borders of
streams of this state where lish have
been planted. This was the Cuming
county case of the West Point Water
Power, etc., company against the state
ex rel, Moodie, in which the judgment
of the lower court is attirincd and the
court holds there is an implied obliga
tion on the part of those who erect
mill dams to provide adequate runways
for the passage of fish, and that the
preservation of fish is a proper function
of government; that the reserved pow
ers of the state are inalienable and can
not be bartered awajr or surrendered
by the legislature.
The Next State Fair.
Chairman Densmore, Secretary Fur
nas and Messrs. Barnes, Vance, Das
sett, Doolittle and Dunham of the board
of state fair managers held a meeting
in Omaha last week. Much important
business was transacted. The list of offi
cers for the next fair was filled up,
save the general superintendency,
which will be filled soon. The ollicers
Chief of police, Ed Davis of Clay Cen
ter; master of transportation, George
V. Uines, Omaha; superintendent of
agricultural hall, W. II. Harrison, Alda;
superintendent mercantile hall, Edgar
Allen, Omaha; superintendent art hall,
George W. Lininger, Omaha; superin
tendent manufacturers hall, II. IL
Ilewey, Columbus: superintendent of
forage, J. II. Butler, Omaha; superin
tendent of ampitheater, Austin Hum
phrey, Lincoln; superintendent of
gates, E. M. Searle, Ogalalla; booth
manager, C Dunham, Omaha; superin
tendent of water sprinklers and ice, J.
M. Lee, Oxford; superintendent of stor
age and repairs, W. II. Maria. Malcolm.
The premium list was revised and
completed. Premiums were increased
about 25 per cent, making the aggre
gate offered about 840,000. The total
for county collective exhibits has been
raised from $2,000 to St 375. The high
est single premium in this class is StOO,
and the lowest S100. Twelve premiums
instead of-five, will be offered.
The winter corn show has been
abolished and the exhibit will here-
, . . ,.,..!
after be at the state fair. This exhibit
must be of matured corn, and therefore
the raise of the preceding year will be
shown. Liberal premiums have always
Tuesday, September 1, was designat
ed as children's and pioneers" day.
Washington dispatch: Secretary of
War Lamont, in reply to an inquiry
directed to him by the senate today, re
ported the total militia strength of all
states and territories. According to
the report, Nebraska has one general;
six members of the general's staff;
cavalry company ollicers, 3; noucom
missioned officers, 11; musicians, 2;
privates, 33; light battery company
officers, 3; noncommissioned officers 11;
musicians, 2; privates, 40; infantry, reg
imental, field and staff officers, 14;
company officers, C5; noncommissioned
officers, 199; musicians, 72; privates,
729; aggregate, 1,193; number of men
available for military duty, 177, "7S, es
timated. New Process for fleet Sugar.
' Fremont dispatch: Messrs. J. W.
Schadt and William Peterson of this
city have applied for a patent on a new
method of manufacturing crude sugar
and syrup from sugar beets. These
two gentlemen have succeeded in mak
ing raw sugar which is much superior
to that nrst made by Mr. Peterson 4
about two months ago. They estimate 1
i . . t. 1 . .
iust irom one acre 01 oeeis ox average
yield sixty-five gallons of sj'rup can be
made. The sugar they have made, even
I in its raw state, can be used for culin
! ary purposes, and has very little vege
table taste or flavor. The cost of ex-
tracting the sugar, from the beets is
only about a fourth of the cost of the
present method. Mr. Schadt is well
posted on the chemistry of sugar mak
ing, and feels confident that the pro
cess used by himself and Mr. Peterson
. will be a grand thing for the farm era
Enthusiastic Sugar licet Producers.
, Neligh dispatch: A . large enthusi
astic delegation from here will attend
the beet sugar convention, commencing"
at Fremont tomorrow. A great deal
of interest is being manifested in the
subject and negotiations are in prog
ress with several parties for the estab
lishment of a factory.. A disposition is
apparent among eastern capitalists to
put in factories if it can be demon
strated they would prove profitable and
the soil. and climate suitable for tfte
raising of beets.
William Tate Gets Four Years.
Tecumseh dispatch: William Tate
was brought before Judge C. B. Let ton
in the district court this morning and
sentenced for killing Archibald Cath
cart. The jury was actuated in bring
ing in a verdict of manslaughter by the
fact that the defendant is but 19 years
of age, and was struck the first blow.
He will have to serve four years in the
penitentiary at hard labor. The ver
dict is considered by all decidedl v licht.
:iTi:.c8WidW A crime. It is understood
will appeal the case to the
SAVANNAH BANK ROBBED.
THIEVES GET AWAY WITH $14,000
IN BONDS AND STAMPS;
BOLD RAID BY CRACKSMEN.
The Watchman Beat Iato Insensibility
and Then the Vault Wtl Entered
Unable to Open the 8afe Which
Contained Several Thonnand
Dollars The Bond All
Joskph, Ma, Feb. 10. Robbers
u raid on the State National
at Savannah, Mo., sixteen miles
from here, last night. They beat the
night watchman into insensibility and
then etFeeted an entrance into the
vault. They secured about $300 worth
of stamps belonging to the postotlice,
but were unable to open the safe
which contained several ' thousand
In the private boxes connected with
the vault the robbers found $li,000 in
bonds, whtch they carried awaj with
them. The bonds were numbered
from lr.'0,733 to 10,744 inclusive and
numbers 114,191 and 114,192. The
coupons on the bonds due January 1 .
1896. had not been detached.
FLED FROM TRANSVAAL,
Michigan Miner Refused to lake Arm
Against the lloer Government.
Iroxwood, Mich.. Feb. 10. Captain
W. II. Knight and his party, who left
here last spring for the gold fields of
South Africa, have returned home un
expectedly. Two weeks before Jame
son's raid into t he Transvaal the olli
cers of the niiniug companies were
smuggling rifles and ammunition into
the country in the bottom of coke cars
Tuesdav, December 31, the mines were
shut down and the men were ordered
to take guns and ammunition and be
prepared to march to Johannesburg by
4 o'clock in the afternoon.
The Michigan men refused to obey
the order and they were informed
that they must take up arms against
the Boer government or leave the
mines. Captain Knight and party left
at once and were iust over the line in
the Orange Free state when the battle j
between the Boers and Dr. Jameson '
occurred. Many miners, says Captain
Knight, were forced into taking up
arms by the officials, who shut up all
the boarding houses and bought all
the available provisions and literally
starved the men into accepting their
The Michigan men say that John
Hays Hammond deserves no S3'iupathy.
HIGH WATER IN TEXAS.
The Ilrazo River Continues to
Heavy Lrfs In Live Stowk.
Fort Worth, Tex., Feb. 10 During
1 Vi a rttct rtlrtr-c? v li mi ic on ri I n-r ? c a
. f . , ;; A
of six feet has come down the Brazos
river. At Hempstead two ferryboats
were swept away and the iron pillars
of the new bridge are gone. Hundreds
of dead horses and cattle are floating
down stream and the loss is heavy all
along the river. Volasco is now an
island. Two white men and one negro
The Sabine river in East Texas is
out of its bank and is doing much
damage to saw mills. Many head of
live stock have been drowned.
M'KINLEY THEIR CHOICE.
Kanria Kcpubllcun Legislator Are for
the iliio Man.
Topkka. Kan., Feb. 10. The Topeka
Mail recently asked the Bepublican
! members of the legislature for their
Presidential preference, and to sug-
gest a wiuning platform. To-day it
: publishes letters from sixteen, and all
I favor McKinley for President ami pro
j tection in the platform, and one only,
Axelton of Pottawatomie, favors the
I free and unlimited coinage of silver.
I Baker of Franklin and Goodno of
I Bourbon want the State convention to
indorse Cvrus Leland for national com
Shouted Themselves to Death.
Perry, Okla., Feb. 10. At Tonkawa,
a small town a few miles north of here
Free Methodists aie holding a revival,
and it seems the whole town will be
turned over to religion. The meeting
goes on every day and night. Men
and women faint and men and women
have died in' the last month while
shouting. From miles around people
flock to the ineeti g Men who have
never before attended church have
joined and begun preaching.
A Cablegram From Mrs. Hammond.
Washington, Feb. 10. Secretary Ol
ney has received the following cable
gram from Mrs. John Hays Hammond,
dated yesterday at Pretoria: "Be
cause of my husband's ill health, due
to prison confinement, the government
allows me to remove him to a private
house, where I can personally attend
him. The preliminary examinations
are proceeding and the treatment of
the prisoners is good."
Father Fitzgerald Gets Ten Year.'
Rochester, N. Y., Feb. 10. The
Rev. Father John M. Fitzgerald, con
victed of arson in the second degree,
to-day was sentenced to ten years con
finement in .the State prison at Au
burn. Father Fitzgerald affirmed his
innocence and denied that he had ever
committed arson or instigated anyone
to the crime.
A - Kansas City, Kas. Bank Fail.
Kansas CiTr. Mo., Feb. 10. The
Bank of Kansas City, Kan., a small
state .bank, did not open this morning,
and W. E. Porter, jr., the cashier and
principal stockholder, posted a notice
that the institution was in the hands
of State Bank Examiner BriedenthaL
The liabilities are about $G,0O0, while
the assets aggregate $30,000.
CRISIS IN CUBA.
Decisive Kennlta Anticipated on Hi Is
land Before the Knd of Ttlarrh.
Hanana, Feb. 10 The public appre
hension and the gravity of the situa
tion on this island can hardly be over
stated. There is a concensus of opin
ion that a crisis is at hand. Gen. Wey
ler has left Porto llico for Havana.
It is not alone the approach of the
new commander-in-chief that causes
anxiety and intensifies feeling, but
the general consciousness that the
military, political and financial strain
is too severe to last long.
The Spanish opinion is that real war
is about to be made, and that in a
brief campaign it will be shown that
the march of the insurgents through
the island could not have happened if
the regular army had been actively
The Cubans claim that they grow
stronger in the field and that the
rebel forces are being strengthened
by bands from the east that will
balance the additional troops from
Spain. It would bo vain to assert in
dividual views as to the value of these
claims. One thing is certain, the con
centration of the armies in the Prov
ince of Havana promises combats of
increasing importance and decisive re
sults before the end of March.
The excitability of the sympathizers
with the insurgents about General
Weyler is almost incredible. His coin
ing is a nightmare to the Cuban
autonomists, who anticipate relentless
persecution and are largely, according
to their ability, taking refuge in the
SLID DOWN SIX STORIES.
McKeesport Printers Dave a Narrow Es
cape From Death One Dead.
Pittsburg, Pa., Feb. 10. An early
morning fire at McKeesport, Pa., re
salted in the loss of one life and the
destruction of property worth 8200,000.
The fire started on the fifth floor of
the Altmeyer building, and is sup
posed to have been caused by defect
ive electric light wiring. The flames
were discovered by the printers of the
McKeesport Herald as the fire began
to eat its way through the sixth
floor. The night's work had just
been finished and the paper
was about to go to press. When
the flames were seen a rush
was made for the usual point of egress,
but the stairways were impassable.
The only resources left were the win
dows and the rope in the elevator
shaft. All except G. M. Barton, the
foreman of the composing room, suc
ceeded in sliding down the rope. His
escape was cut off and he was burned
The flames spread to the adiolning
buildings before they were extin
guished. The loss to the Altmeyer j
building and the Herald plant is esti- ,
mated at 8175,000, and on the other
MARRIED HER CHOICE.
A Xebraskan Resorts to Habeas ( orpui
Proceedings to Secure Ills New Wife.
York Xeb., Feb. 10. Judge Bates of
this place has issued a writ of habeas
corpus, commanding the superintend
ent of the State Industrial School for
Girls, to deliver to the local authori
ties the body of Anna Louisa Janes,
a McPhcrson county young woman,
alleged by her husband so be unjustly
con tined at the institution under the
name of Anna Louisa Clouse. The
girl was sent to the school on her
parent's representation that she was
incorrigiole In the application for
the writ it is alleged that her incor
rigibility lay in her refusal to marry
the man selected for her bv her
parents and her action in marrying j
instead one of her own choice. Con- !
siderable interest is manifested in the '
case owing to the unusual law point
A SOLDIER'S LUCK.
George Nlles, Private in the Kegular
Army, Kxpects to Inherit &230.000.
Fort Riley, Kan.. Feb. 10. George
D. Niles, who came here from Abilene
eight 3-ears ago and enlisted as a pri
vate in the United States army, ex
pects to establish his right to an Iowa
fortune. He claims to be the illegiti
mate son of a wealthy bachelor in
Central Iowa, who recently died in
testate. Niles' mother is also dead,
but she left him valuable documents
which, it is alleged, prove his parent
Niles has recently been stationed in
the East with the medical corps, but
is now on a furlough bringing suit to
recover the estate, whicli is estimated
Kef. Tanlbee Sues for Divorce.
Perry, Ok., Feb. 10. Rev. J. M.
Taulbee, formerly presiding elder of
the Methodist church of Covington,
Ky., has sued his wife, Sallie C. Taul
bee, for divorce. Rev. Taulbee charges
the defendant with neglecting him in
that she wined and dined other men
in his absence. He also charges her
with selling his property and running
away with another man.
Gomez Will Establish a Government.
Havana, Feb. 10. It is reported
that General Maximo Gomez is going
to establish a seat of government at
Siguanea, Province of Santa Clara.
Be has been announced to be on the
move at Batabano, San Felipe, Falnd
and Mariel, this Province.
-Has Dnnraven Apologised?
London, Feb. 10. The Saturday
Review mentions a rumor that an am
ple apology from Lord Dunraven to
the New York Yacht club is on its
way to the United States.
NEWS IN BRIEF.
A company is forming to erect and
operate an anti-trust zinc furnace at
Webb City, Mo.
The Missouri Democrats in Congress
elected Mr. Dockery their member of
the Congressional Campaign com
mittee. Senator Dubois' resolution to change
the Senate rules concerning distribu
tion of appropriation bills was de
feated by a vote of 40 to 2&.
THE HOUSE EXCITED.
WRANGLE OVER A DEFENSE OF
Mr. Barrett Introduce a Resolution to
Censor Mr. Talbott of South Carolina
for Remark Alleged to Be Treason
able la Character The Motion Was
Referred After an Animated1 Discus
sion. Lively Time in the Lower House.
Washington, Feb. 8. The debate
on the Senate free silver substitute
for the House bond bill proceeded
steadily in the House to-day. The
House met at 10:30 o'clock with less
than thirty members present and a
few stragglers in the galleries. Mr.
Newlands of Nevada, awoke the empty
eehoes of the big hall with a vigorous
argument in favor of the free and in
dependent coinage of silver. He as
serted that not one debtor nation in
the world had maintained the gold
standard except the United States and
we had done so at the price of contin
ued bond issues.
Mr. Hartman of Montana, and Mr.
Kem of Nebraska, Populist, followed
in favor of concurrence and Mr.
Tucker of Virginia, in favor of non
concurrence. Mr. Talbot of South Carolina rose to
a question of personal privilege to
correct what he said was an uninten
tional misrepresentntion of himself in
the public prints. This led to a stir
ring incident. He said that Mr. Pear
son of North Carolina had made an
unwarranted attack on the loyalty of
his state, which he declared was as
loyal as any statu in the union. Mr.
Pearson had said that North Carolina
had followed South Carolina out of
the union, and had got whipped along
with the Palmetto state.
"In a jocular way, Mr. Speaker,"
continued Mr. Talbot, "I declared that
we were not whipped but had worn
ourselves out trying to whip the other
fellows. In the heat of the moment,"
he continued, "and irrpulsively, I
said that South Carolina was not
ashamed of the part she took .in it;
that she was proud of it, and that I
for one indorsed secession then. I
thought we were right; I think so yet,
and that under the same circum
stances, surrounded by the same con
ditions, that I would do the same
thing again. Now, Mr. Speaker I re
"lie has said that he has repeated
the statement that under certain cir
cumstances he believed in sece.-sion.
I propose now to offer a resolution of
censure,' put in Mr. Barrett of Massa
chusetts. By this time the excitement on the
floor was intense.
Mr. Crisp said that he had never,
known an instance when a member,
was called to order and a motion was
made that he be allowed to explain his
utterances that such a motion was not
considered. "To this Mr. Barrett re
plied that he had no objection to the
gentleman from South Carolina ex
plaining at the proper time his state
ment; that the gentleman, having
taken an oath to sustain the constitu
tion of the United States said he
would, under certain cirumstance, at
tempt to overthrow and humiliate the
There was more parlimentary spar
ring between Mr. Crisp and Mr. Bar
rett, during which the excitement
gradually rose. The Speaker final lv
cut the matter short 03' saying that if
the Hou5e was not satisfied with Mr.
Talbot's explanation the resolutiom
might be offered. The Speaker de
cided that Mr. Crisp's motion was in
"I take it for granted," said Mr.
Dingiey. ris-ing, "that the House does
not intend to vote on a resolution of
censure without according the gentle
man from South Carolina an opporun
ity to explain. "
These words won the applause of
the Democratic side.
Mr. Talbot availed himself of the
opportunity und explained that he
had risen to correct a misrepresenta
tion, lie hail no idea that the press
intended to misrepresent him inten
tionally. South Carolina, he pro
ceeded, was as loyal and as true to the
Union as any State in the Union. The
circumstances under which she se
ceded could not exist again and he
was glad of it. (Democratic applause).
Mr. Barrett of Massachusetts jumped
un at these words and asked that the
words be taken down.
Several members appealed to him
not to do so and the speaker asked
Mr. Barrett if he insisted upon the
Mr. Barrett seemed to hesitate when
Mr. Talbot again got on his feet and
declared in a loud voice that he was
willing to have his words taken down.
I will stand by them,'' said he.
These words seemed to clinch Mr.
Barrett's resolve, and Mr. Barrett re
plied to the speaker with feeling:
'Yes, I insist. I want to see if a
member can violate his oath in this
'The chair understood that the gen
tleman from South Carolina was only
repeating what he had said on a 'for
mer occasion," said Speaker Reed.
Mr. Barrett replied that in that case
he had a point of order to submit. Mr.
Crisp, the Democratic leader, how
ever, at this point crowded into the
arena and moved that Mr. Talbot be
permitted to explain. The words
were then read at the clerk's desk and
Mr. Barrett then formally made the
point of order that when a statement
made by a member had been called in
question and he deliberately reiter
ated it, it constituted a new state
ment and a new .offense.
After a wrangle' ana some explana
tions. Mr. Dalzell of Pennsylvania
moved to refer the Barrett resolution
t. the committee on judiciary. This
was carried by a vote of 154 to 41.
This is understood to mean that no
notice will be taken of the matter.
Mr. Owens of Kentucky was the only
Democrat who voted against the mo
tion. Will Serve Many Dot;.
Deadwood, S. D., Feb. S A council
of Ogallalla Sioux Indians will be held
at Wounded Knee ' on the 10th, to se
lect delegates to send to Washington
to confer with the Great Father upon
matters relative to the manner of deal
ing with the Indians. The council
will conclude with a feast at which
186 dogs will be served.
I VI - . -
Senator Allen of Nebraska Ventilates His
Washington, Feb. 8. Senator Alien
of Nebraska addressed the Senate to
day 00 the Monroe doctrine resolu
tion. He contended that the Monroe
doctrine was one of national self-preservation,
and that if the invasion of
the South American republics by
Great Britain will endanger the wel
fare or menace the safety of thia Gov
ernment in any way, we should resent
the action with all the strength and
resources of a mighty. nation: The
United States must be the exclusive ,
judge of when the doctrine is to be
applied.' The United States, iir. Alien
maintained, cannot permit Great
Britain or any other foreign power to
determine when and to what extent
the acquisition of territory on the
Western hemisphere will imperil our
He thought, however, that it would
be ample time to act when the Venez
uelan commission shall have repcrte.l,
and said: 'lf we shall determine that
the action of Great Britain in acquir
ing territory in Venezuela will imperil
our government by imperiling the
rights of Venezuela, it will become
our duty to marshal all the resources
of our people to resist the threatened
or actual invasion. If, on the other
hand, we shall determine, after due
investigation and deliberation, that
our interests will not be imperiled, it
will be our duty to abstain fiom any
interference with the action of Great
Continuing, Mr. Allen said: "The
threatened demolition of Englandand
the English institutions that we have
heard in this chamber is not real; there
is no danger from foes without. We
have simply been indulging in the
harmless pastime of twisting the cau
dal appendage of the British lion to
arouse a war spirit in the breasts of our
people, and thus induce them to for
get their grievances and their wrongs.
"We mistake the temper of the
American people. They know full
well that there is no danger of our
becoming involved in a war with Eng
land, or with any other foreign powrr.
They do not seek war, and I cannot
condemn in too severe terms the lack
of confidence in the sober judgement,
the intelligence and patriotism of the
American people that hai led at least
one Senator to assert that a large por
tion of them would welcome war and
bloodshed as a relief from their present
vIf, unhappily, the time shall come,
which God grant it may uot, that
American valor must again be dis
played on the field of battle in defense
of American institutions and against
foreign greed and aggrandizement,
we may confidently expect the sons
of America to march under the flag of
the free, consecrated by the blood of
a hundred years to permanent and
glorious victory. Then for every
Grant there will be a Lee, for everv
Sherman a Johnston, for every Thomas
a Jackson, for every Sheridan a Stuart,
and Mason and Dixon's line will be
blotted from the map of the United
States and true Americans, North and
South, wedded b3r the blood of the
revolution, the war of I82 and the
war with Mexico, renewed by the es
trangement of 1861, as lovers renew
and intensify their affection by es
trangement, soothed and sustained by
a united and splendid American wo
manhood, will give to the world a
lesson in valor that it has never
DUcasnes the Itecent I! n I iKsne anl
Syndicate Ileal of lx?!r.
Washington, Feb. S In an inter
view President Cleveland sir id regard
ing the bond issue: "Vr tn such in
formation as comes to me from various
priyate sources, I am evinced that
more small holdings of goid vi!I be
drawn into the treasury 'ny the present
arrangement than appear on the sur
face. The small court' ry banks, lr
instance, whicli are buvintr bonds for
their customers, have irj;ili: th'ir oils
through their New York and IJuston
correspondents, and this ivr.s the )an
the appearance of haviug l.cen t.a':en
up by the big financial niKtitut ion- at
the money centers, although, as a mat
ter of fact, not a little of it will oine
from the small investors."
The subject of the syndicate eon
tract of February, 1 Having been
mentioned, Mr. Cleveland remarked
that he had never had reason to ques
tion the wisdom of that arrangement
under the conditions then existing.
"That contract,'' he added, "helped
us out at a time when a forty-eight
hours' delay might have produced se
rious results. 1 sympathize, never
theless, with some of the objections
made to that form of placing a loan.
The difference between the price ob
tained from the syndicate and the
price currently quoted cau be twisted
into an argument which will appeal
to people who do not stop to calculate
the actual cost to the syndicate f
floating a loan at that time
"My preference would have been to
have the present loan much more pop
ular than it appears on its face, but
we have done the best we could. The
people who hoard small savings of
gold or the equivalent of gold are un
accustomed to transacting business on
the basis on which these bonds had t o
be issued; they are unused to premi
ums or to the formalities of- making
bids. If we could have sold them,
three per cent gold bonds at par, I
think it would have brought, out a
good deal of this gold, but the only
bonds the law allows us to issue have
to be sold considerably above par in
order to keep the net rate of interest
within reasonable limits."
Treasury Losing Gold.
Washington, Feb. 8. The treasury
yesterday lost $1,072,800 in gold coin
and SI 0.400 in bars, leaving the true
amount of the reserve $45,293,778.
Notwithstanding the success of the
new loan, fears are entertained that a
considerable share of the gold offered
in payment will have been withdrawn
from the treasury for that purpose.
llanrartana In a KIou
Whiting, Ind., Feb. 8. Two men
were killed and one fatally and' two
slightly injured here yesterday, dur
ing a savage riot among the Hunga
rian employes of the Standard Oil
Company and a slight outbreak that
followed the main battle. . Many , ar
rests were made, the men being taken
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