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PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY.
PLi ATTSMO UTII,
OVEK THE STATE.
A 11 rand Armv post will soon be or
ganized at llayard.
Lkffler Stull, the father of Judge
Stull, of Auburn, died last week.
Tiik rainfall over Hall county
amounted to one and a half inches.
Gus. II. Speice, the mayor-elect pi
Columbus, "got there" by four ma
jority. JSTKrs are being1 taken to organize a
G. A. R. post at Harrison, Sioux
IIkpuhlicans of the Fifth district re
nominated Congressman Andrews by
Y. 1!. Harrison, a former resident
of Kearney, recently died at Longs
Tiik (lerman Lutheran Teachers' As
Bociation of Nebraska was in session in
Fremont last week with a good attend
ance. Fremont's new city directory con
tains 4. 020 names of adults, doubling
which gives the city a population of
. Chadron people are determined on
having a sugar beet factory and are
encouraging farmers to cultivate the
Swan Olson, of Omaha, last week
took his life by hanging. Accounts go
to show that he had been deranged for
Farmers of Cheyenne county nototh
erwise engaged tind plenty of work
fixing up the old irrigation ditches and
digging new ones.
Hon. Loran Clark of Albion, who
was thought to be fatally injured, is
now at the Hattle Creek, Mich., sani
tarium, and said to be slowly recov
ering. C. J. Hills, colonel of the Second
regiment, Nebraska National (Juard,
has been chosen brigadier general, suc
ceeding (len. Colby, who refused re
nomination. The shipment of packing house pro
ducts and dressed heet from South
Omaha during March was 197 cars
more than during February and 16S
more than during March, IS'Jj.
Comptroller Fckles has been noti
fied of the selection of Ed F. Gallagher
as cashier of the First National bank
of O'Neill, and Benjamin Lindsey as
president of the First National bank of
The thirty-fourth anniversary of the
battle of Shiloh was celebrated at Mil
ford by the Shiloh veteran association
in its fourth annual reunion on April 6
and 7. The exercises included music
Charley Halley of Lincoln covered
the distance, forty-three miles, be
tween Lincoln and Heatrice on his
wheel in two hours and eight minutes.
He says he lost forty-five minutes re
pairing a puncture.
The Young Married People's club,
an organization of the younger Bene
dicts of North Loup and their wives,
for purposes of social enjoyment,
has entered upon its fourth year of un
N. E. Bottom, of Ong, who was clan
destinely married to Alma V. Sandberg
the first part of last week, has left for
parts unknown. It is charged that he
made an unsuccessful attempt to shoot
his brother-in-law, Oscar Sandberg.
A yocnu son of Ed Ackerman. living
6ix miles northeast of Liberty, was
playing with matches about the stable
and set fire to it, burning stable and
contents. Ackerman is a poor man
the loss falls very heavily upon him.
The Commercial hotel in O-ralalla is
a mass of ruins. Fire caught from a
defective flue and onl by hard work
was the Delmonte hotel, adjoining,
saved. A small portion of household
goods were saved. The loss is 54,500.
The supreme court has made an or
der suspending the sentence of John
and James Casey, who were convicted
in Richardson county of robbery and
sentenced to three years each in the
penitentiary. The cases have been
brought up to the supreme court for re
view and the suspension is pending the
One thing that hae particularly
favored the Nebraska farmer this year
has been the exceptionally mild
weather during the past winter. This
has enabled farmers to bring their
6tock through in excellent condition
and at a minimum cost, which they
are now selling for very fair prices and
at a good profit.
James L. Paxtox, Chief Government
Live Stock Inspector Ayers and L. C
Reddington, a' prominent live stock
commission man, were recently in Fre
mont. The object of their trip was to
examine an improved apparatus for the
inspection of diseased sheep at the
South Omaha stock yards if any such
should be received there.
John Anderson, a wealthy Swedish
farmer residing about five miles east
of Wilcox, committed suicide by hang
ing himself. The body was found in a
cow shed on the premises by members
of the family with the knees almost
touching the ground and life extinct.
No cause is assigned for the action.
He was an old settler in the com
munity. John O'Donnell, who lives near
Goodwin, Dixon county, was badly in
jured by being attacked by a tierce
bulL The bull bunted him, throwing
him about ten feet. The blow ciushed
one of his shoulders, and he was other
wise considerably bruised. Assistance
came to him before the infuriated ani
mal had time to repeat the attack and
trample upon him.
Twins were lately born to Mr. and
Mrs. Everhart of Grand Island, but as
one was born before midnijrht and the
other afterward, the same birthday
can not be observed ouly, as Captain
Billingsley would say, by stipulation.
A Fremont man was fined five dol
lars for allowing his hens to sport in a
neighbor's onion patch.
WHILE Mrs. Lash brook of Fairmont
and her daughter Nellie were out tak
ing a pleasure ride, a neighbor's dog
ran out and frightened their horse so
that he became unmanageable and ran
away, upsetting the buggy and throw
ing both ladies to the ground. Nellie
sustained a broken leg and Mrs. Lash
brook a badly sprained ankle.
Last week attorneys for George
Morgan filed with the clerk of the
supreme court a petition in error sug
gestion of diminution or record and
transcript in the case of his application
for a new trial. Morgan was sen
tenced in December last in the Doug
las county district court to be hanged
on April 17 for the murder of little Ida
Gen. I W. Colby will not be a can
didate for re-election as brigadier gen
eral of the Nebraska National Guard.
Company CL recently met and requested
him to become a candidate, and he re
plies in a card in which he says he has
decided to sever his connection with
the Nebraska militia at the expiration
of his term of office. The old guard
will miss him.
Mrs. Charles Cutkomi came to
Pierce the other day and proceeded to
County Attorney Quivey's ofiice. She
was battered and bruised and stated
that she could not live with her hus
band any longer and wanted a divorce.
Mr. Cutkomp, who also drove to town
and told his troubles to the county at
torney, was hacked and cut. He also
wants a divorce.
The Great Eastern canal, which was
projected by II. E. Babcock, of Genoa,
is already" an assured success. The
first section of twenty-five miles has
been surveyed, staked and located and
the right-of-way obtained for nearly
the entire distance. There appear to
be few kickers, principally those whose
land lays so high above the ditch that
no water but that which descends from
the clouds can ever reach them.
Washington dispatch: Acting Sec
retarj' of the Interior Reynolds today
affirmed the commissioner's decision
against Elijah P. Steen, applicant for a
tract of land in Valentine district. Ne
braska. The decision is affirmed, on
the ground that F. M. Wolcott. Steen's
attorney, had not been admitted to
practice before the department and
could not therefore be recognized.
The Douglas Grove (Custer county)
Farmers' club passed the following:
That we ask the co-operation of the
press of the state, of the state agricul
tural society, of all farmers' clubs and
of all societies in any branch or devel
opment of agriculture in obtaining an
appropriation from the next legislature
for the purpose of holding institutes
throughout the state on the plan so far
as practicable as followed in Wiscon
sin. otto Wagner, a farmer living about
Fort Calhoun, has brought Assayer
Carraway of Omaha a specimen of gold
ore that assays S16 to the ton, proving
exceedingly valuable. Mr. Wagner
first stated that he dug the ore from
the bottom of a 100 foot well that he
was excavating. Later he hinted mys
teriously that he had dug it up in the
city. Wherever he found it, there is
evidently a small bonanza lying back
of the piece.
A question is being agitated in the
three counties of Kimball, Banner and
Scotts Bluff of segregating Banner
county and attaching a portion to each
of the other counties named. Kimball
county has a large amount of railroad
land and railroad bed available for
taxation, and Scotts Bluff county is de
veloping through irrigation a healthy
assessment roll. Banner county has
neither of these, although an excellent
stock region, and her county organiza
tion being a burden, the agitation is
quite strong there. The other counties
have made no serious objection to the
While George Bartholomew of Mc
Cool Junction was assisting in unhitch
ing a livery team at his barn. George
Wallin rushed at him with a revolver
in one hand and an oak club in the oth
er, threatening to kill him. Bartholo
mew knocked the revolver out of his
assailant's hand, but received the full
force of the oak club on his head. Be
fore any one could separate them Wal
lin had struck Bartholomew three
times, laying his head open in three
places. Bartholomew is a white-haired
old man, and, although his injuries are
severe, he will recover.
No other industry has yielded so
great a profit to all concerned in this
community, says a Lyons special, as
the Lyons creamer3'. The receipts and
output show there have been over
4,000,000 pounds of milk received and
$30,000 has been paid to the farmers
the past year. Many farmers say it
has been the means of carrying them
over these hard times. Why more farm
ers do not keep more cows is hard to
understand. Over 52,000 is paid to
farmers each month. Many are begin
ning to realize that they receive more
profit from a few cows than from any
other source on the farm.
The Veterans' Association of the Bat
tle of Shiloh, at their gathering in Mil
ford last week, passed the following:
Resolved, That the fraternal greetings
of the Shiloh veterans assembled at
Milford, Neb., April 6, 1896, the thirty
fourth anniversary of the battle of Shi
loh, are hereby extended to our hon
ored comrade. Gen. John M. Thayer;
that we heartily unite with the na
tion's representatives in recognition of
his honorable services to his country.
Further, that we are gratified to learn
of his improved health, and hope for a
speedy recovery and his presence with
us at the next anniversary.
Preliminary arrangements for the
Arbor day celebration at the state fair
grounds were made at a meeting of the
executive committee of the Fair and
Speed association in Omaha the other
day. Five hundred trees of all kinds,
elm, birch, sycamore, catalpa, oak and
other varieties, have been purchased
from ex-Governor Furnas, and he has
in addition donated 100 extra ones.
These are to be planted about the
courts, boulevards and walks in a fash
ion still to be laid out by a landscape
artist, who will be employed for the oc
casion. The program further provides
for a series of addresses and music. In
vitations to speak have been extended
to Governor llolcomb. ex-Governor
Furnas, Dr. S. Wright Butler, W. J.
Bryan, Chancellor MacLean, Dr. Geo.
L. Miller, and others.
A home talent minstrel show is being
organized in Aurora to give an enter
tainment for the benefit of the poor.
Fob some weeks Miss Minnie Calfee
has been an inmate of St. Elizabeth's
hospital at Lincoln, suffering from ab
erration of the mind. The best medi
cal treatment was given her without
avail. The other day she escaped from
the hospital and was found southwest
of Lincoln, sitting on the banks of Salt
creek. She was taken before the board
of insanity commissioners and adjudg
ed insane and committed to the asylum,
hopelessly wrecked in mind. The lady
was a very bright young woman and
for years a successful school teacher in
CULLOM MAY WITHDRAW
THE SENATOR CALLS A CONFER
ENCE OF ILLINOIS FRIENDS.
HIS BOOM NOT HEALTHY.
The Feeling of the State Not Strong
Knougb to Please the Aspirant for
Presidential Honors Ketirement
From tbe Ituce Store Than
Likely Too Much Sen
timent for McKinley.
Washington, April 13. Unite-!
States Senator Shelby M. Clulom of
Illinois, whose state has not received
with enthusiasm his candidacy for the
Republican nomination for President,
judging from McKinley instructions
in various congressional conventions,
has called for a conference with lead
ing Republicans of Illinois to consider
his continued candidacy. It was re
ported yesterdai' that he had written
a letter withdrawing from the race,
but had decided to defer its publica
tion, but later it was declare I that he
had not prepared the letter and would
not do so until after the conference.
Cul loin's friends in Illinois have in
formed him that he can have the con
vention's indorsement, but that it will
be by a small majority. Several of
them have, within the past week ad
vised him strongly to withdraw, argu
ing that indorsement by a little over
half of the convention would be worse
than nothing. The Senator has lis
tened seriously to these advisers, but
has postponed final answer until he
can meet those leaders of the party in
the state on whose original advice he
consented to be a candidate.
The convention will not meet until
April 2U, and the Senator feels that
there is no need of haste in acting
upon the question of withdrawal.
While he person illy will not admit
that he has reached any decision, and
while he probably has not fully de
termined in his own mind what he is
going to do, his friends here, espe
cially members of the Illinois delega
tion, are satisfied he will in due time
announce his withdrawal. They con
sider it as good as settled that the
State convention will not be asked to
indorse him for the presidency.
ARMOR PLATE PROBLEM.
The Senate Naval Committee in a Quan
dary as to Private Contracts.
Washington, April 13. The senate
committee on naval affairs had a se
cret session to-day for the purpose of
considering the testimony which had
been taken in connection with the ar
mor plate investigation. The only defi
nite conclusion reached was not to in-,
terfere with the secretary of the navy
in making contracts for the Kentucky
and Kearsarge, these vessels being so
far advanced in construction that any
interference would cause delay in
The question of future contracts, es
pecially on the war ships authorized
by the pending naval appropriation
bill, is causing considerable concern
to the committee.. They feel that the
price about S."0o per ton which the
government has been paying for
armor plate, is too high, but
have not found a feasible way
of reducing it. Their investiga
tions, however the fact that the
cost of the manufacture of the
plate averages about $300 a ton. The
manufacturers make the plea, how
ever, that the work furnished is not
sufficient to keep their factories con
stantly employed, and say that, with
contracts running constadtly for five
or ten years, they could reduce the
price, but not otherwise. The com
mittee has considered the advisability
of building a government plant, but
the naval authorities have been op
posed to this course. As a conse
quence, the committee is in somewhat
of a quandary.
The committee will, in all proba
bility, report a bill forbidding naval
officers, active or retired, to accept
such employment. The opinion of a
majority of the committee appears to
be that the custom is prejudicial to
the interests of the navy.
One of the 'Frisco Robber.
St. Louis. Ma, April 13. A man
whose name is thought to be Robert
Bell, and who is supposed to be one
of the robbers who held up the Frisco
train at Sleepy Hill, Mo., April , has
I been arrested at Litchfield, 111. He
I was taken after a desperate struggle
j with a posse of officers, during which
, he was shot in the arm. He refuses to
tell the authorities anything about
J himself, but from information re
ceived at the Wells-Fargo Express
I company's office. Bell answered the
description of one of the robbers.
Two men who were with him escaped.
An Editor lladly Beaten.
Carthage, Mo., April 13. This
morning ex-Sheriff James F. Purcell
went to the Labor Tribune office and
demanded that Editor Wilbur Haug
' hawout, a leading Populist, retract
' charges made in his paper against
Purcelrs financial integrity during his
term as sheriff. Haughawout refused
and Purcell struck the editor.- A
fierce encounter ensued, in which the
editor got much the worst of it. Pur
cell's wife sat in the buggy in front of
the office and witnessed the affair.
Murder at Kansas City.
Kansas City, Mo., April 13. John
A. Jones was shot and almost instant
ly killed shortly after 11 o'clock last
night by George Fremlin, a Salvation
army recruit. The murder was the
outgrowth of jealousy and anger over
' real or fancied wrongs on the part of
Governor of Nevada Dead
San Francisco, April 13. Governor
Jones of Nevada died at the Palace
hotel in this city last evening. Gov
ernor Jones has" been ill for several
months and came to this city for med
Lieutenant Alenocal Speaks Tor the Nic
aragua Company and Its Plans.
Washington, April 1.;. Lieutenant
A. G. Mencoal, United States navy,
chief engineer of the Nicaragua Canal
company, appeared to-day before the
house committee on commerce, which
is investigating the question, and sub
mitted a review of the report of th6
commission sent to the isthmus last
summer. He said: "The company re
gards and has treated the project as a
business enterpii.se, with a view to
commercial requirements, technical
success and financial results. The
board entirely ignores two of these
conditions and considers it from the
point of unlimited expenditures with
out any question of financial results
and provides beyond commercial re
quirements of the ;reent for demands
that can be only rarely occasional.
The lieutenant said the board had
made a hasty trip through the terri
tory, touching only here anil there the
route of the canal, when it was con
venient and had an imperfect know
ledge of the physical conditions of the
problems presented and the work
already done. The plans of the com
pany were not for an ideal c:m:il re
gardless of cost, but for one ample to
satisfy the needs of commerce and
larger than any ship canal now in op
eration None of the changes pro
posed by the board was in the inter
est of economy or of a better canal.
There was a long examination of
Mr. Menocal by members of the com
mittee. The company, he said, had
paid to the Nicaraguan government
$100,000 for its concessions and g.V),000
for its right of way and nothing to the
Costa Rican government.
Kansas City Democrats Split on the Gold
and Silver Question.
Kansas City, Mo., April IS. The
Jackson county Democratic conven
tion for the selection of delegates to
the Sedalia convention split wide open
to-day on the financial question. The
Stone-Brown silver faction and the
antis clashed on question of contested
city delegates, and immediately two
chairmen were presiding. This
caused pandemonium to break loose,
and lor a time unparalled disorder
prevailed. The convention turned it
self into a j-elling mob that had no
equal in the record of Kansas City's
politics. After it had tired itself out
it finally adjourned to allow the lead
ers to confer on a compromise. The
antis offered to let the Brown-Stone
men name the delegates if Marcy K.
Brown and Fred Fleming, Governor
Stcne's Kansas City managers, were
not on the delegation, but the Brown
leaders spurned the ofler. The two
factions then split and two conven
tions were in full force in the same
hall, with the wildest kind of pande-
SHOT HER HUSBAND.
Tragic -Sequel to the Hoyce-lloward-Smith
Scandals of Houston.
Hoiston, Texas, April 13. Last
night Frank Smith, a well known
young man of this city, was shot and
probably fatally wounded by his wife,
Bertha Boyce Howard Smith. One
bullet passed . through his leg, the
other through his neck.
About a year ago Mrs. Smith, then
the wife of William Howard, a cotton
man, of this city, eloped with Smith,
going to San Antonio, taking one of
her children and leaving one with her
hu.sband. They returned, and Smith
and the woman's? brother became in
volved in a shooting affray, no one be
ing hurt. Howard and his wife
parted, and she married Smith about
three months ago.
The Boyce family is one of the old
est and most highly respected in t
county, and the various sensational
happenings of the past year have at
tracted a great deal of attention.
Maj. J. II. Finks Acquitted.
Salisbury, Mo., April 13. In the
circuit court of Chariton county the
case of Major J. II. Finks, who was
cashir of the Bank of Salisbury, and
indicted for receiving deposits when
the bank was in a failing condition,
was tried by a jury and a verdict of
not guilty was rendered. The case of
Mt. P. B. Brenham, assistant cashier,
charged with the same offense, nolle
Denied by the Porte.
Constantinople, April 13. An
official note has been issued by the
Turkish government categorically de
nying that the Rev. George P. Knapp,
the American missionary, who is "vis
iting" the vali of Bitlis, is imprisoned
there, as has been reported. The note
also states that the threatened ex
clusion of other missionaries from
Asia Minor is devoid of foundation.
Bis Mining Company Formed.
Topeka, Kan., April 13. A charter
has been filed with the secretary of
state by the Colorado Gold and Silver
Mining Company, with headquarters
at Kansas City, Kan. The capital
stock is fixed at $7,500,000, and the di
rectors are Leroy Harvey, J S. Cald
well, C. J. Woodruff and Thomas H.
Rowland, all of Kansas City, Kan.
Shot Bis Wife's Companion.
Springfield, Mo., April 13. Harry
Carson went home last midnight and
found William Snyder locked in a room
with his wife. Carson broke open the
door and shot Snyder in the breast.
Snyder cannot live. Carson is in jaiL
Both are railroad brakemen. Carson
is the son of J. L. Carson, a leading
NEWS IN BRIEF.
The Senate Territories committee
has recommended admitting a delegate
to Congress from Alaska.
The proposition for an electric rail
way through Yellowstone Park has
been killed by the Senate.
The House Invalid Pension commit
tee has recommended pensioning the
heirs of Quantrell's victims.
The House Indian committee has
petitioned for an opportunity to take
up the Dawes Indian territory organi
DON'T WANT M'KINLEY
THE ATTITUDE OF THE A. P. A.
They Start a Boom for Linton of Mlch
ICan Judffe Steven, of the National
Advisory Board Declares that the
Order Holds the Kepnbllcan B.lwc. of
Power and Will Use It F.lTectlvely.
Say He Most Not Be Nominated.
St. Louis, Mo., April 9. A scheme
was sprung in this city yesterday
which its promoters declare will de
ieai. Maior William McKinley for the
! nomination for President of tbe United
States. It was the launching of the
boom of Congressman William S. Lin
ton of Michigan for President by
Judge J. II. D. Stephens, chairman of
the National Advisory board of the
American Protective Association.
The A. P. A. has established head
quarters in St. Louis at 6'.3 Pine
street, from whence Linton literature
will be sent broadcast throughout the
country. Linton himself is expected
in St. Louis in four days, when his
boom will formally be launched at a
demonstration to be held in the Ex
position building. He will also speak
in Omaha, Kansas City, Louisville and
other places and Linton clubs will be
organized in every large city in the
union within the next ten days.
The national advisory board met in
Washington about two weeks ago and
sent a letter to the managers of Mc
Kinley, Reed, Morton and Allison,
asking that they appear before the
board and state their positions in re
gard to the order. The managers of
all the candidates except McKinley
obeyed the summons and appeared
before the committee. They argued
for their candidates and made prom
ises of all kinds. Mark Hanna, Mo
Kinley's manager, did not put in an
appearance. A second letter was sent
him, and it brought a response, not to
the liking of the board. It simply
said that Mr. McKinley declined to
treat with any faction, association or
society within the party.
This caused the board to place a ban
on McKinley 's name and it was de
cided to use every means in the power
of the organization to encompass Mc
Kinley's defeat. It is claimed that at
least 100 of the delegates already
chosen are A. P. A. men, and the or
der figures on securing 50 more del
egates by the time the convention
meets. With 150 votes they believe
they can defeat McKinley and prac
tically dictate who shall be nomin
ated. In an interview Judge Stevens said:
There are nearly 4,000,000 members
of the A. P. A. in this country, and 90
per cent of them will vote as one man.
We propose to beat McKinley for
President of the United States. We
already have 100 of the delegates
elected so far and we will have more
by the time the full number are elect
ed. We can, and will, beat McKinley
for the nomination, and if by any
hook, crook or political trick be should
succeed in being nominated we will
defeat him at the polls."
STRICTLY N ON SECRETERIAN.
The House Cats Off All Private Char
ities. Washington, April 9. The DIs
rict of Columbia appropriation
bill which was recommitted
to the committee by the
House because of the aid carried by it
to charitable institutions was to-day
considered by that committee and re
modeled so far as it applied to private
institutions, all of the items for pri
vate and semi-private institutions
which had heretofore depended large
ly upon the government for support
being stricken out and a lump sum of
$94,700, equal to the total of the va
rious items added for the relief and
care of the poor and such charitable
and reformatory work as have hereto
fore been provided for by direct ap
propriations, to be expended by the
district commissioners, either tinder
contract or by employing the public
institutions of the district. Contracts
are limited to June 30, 1897, and the
commissioners are required to render
an account of their disbursements and
strict limitations are placed upon th
powers. The amendment ends with
this clause: "That no part of the
money here appropriated shall be paid
for the purpose of maintaining or
ading, by payment for services or ex
penses, or otherwise any church or
religious denomination, or any insti
tution or society which is under sec
tarian cr ecclesiastic control."
SOLID FOR FREE SILVER.
Every Missouri Convention Held So Far
Has Declared for Free Coinage.
Lebanon, Mo., April 9. Forty-six
counties have elected delegates to the
Democratic State convention to be
held at Sedalia April 15, for the elec
tion of delegates to the national con
vention. Every county, so far, has
elected solid silver delegations and
declared in positive terms for the free
coinage of silver at the ratio of 16 to
1. More than two-thirds of the conn
ties mentioned have instructed their
delegates for a solid delegation of
uncompromising silver men to the
Chicago convention, and instructed
for Bland, Stone, Vest and Cockrell
tor delegates at large.
Tbe Metric System for America.
Washington, April 9. By a vote ot
J 19 to 11? the House to-day passed the
bill " to adopt ' the - metric system of j
weights and measures in all depart- i
ments of tne government aiier Juiy
1, 1896, and to make it the only legal
system after January 1, 1901.
Connecticut Methodists Aealnst Wnmn.
New Haven, Conn., April 9. At j
yesterday's session of the New York
Eastern conference the proposition
that delegates to the general confer- !
ence may be men or women was lost ;
by a vote of 36 to 140. The result was
greeted with applause. i
A Negro Shoots Uls Wife Fatally. j
Linneus, Ma, April 9. Luke Alex '
ander, a negro of Milan, followed his
runaway wife to Brookfield yesterday
and last night, after her refusal to re
turn with him, shot her three times,
fatally wounding her. He was put in
jail iiere before daylight this morning.
ARBOR DAY IN NEBRASKA.
Got. Holcomb Hi.Jo.ns CltUen. to Con
tloae the Custom.
Lincoln, April 7.-Governor Hol
comb has issued tbe following pro
clamation for the usnal observance of
Arbor day in Nebraska:
By legislative actme VXa'ted
day of April of each year is designated
as a holiday to be known as Arbor day.
In conformity with this P"1.
would earnestly recommend to al J
zens of the state that We ""day.
April 22, 189G. be devoted to the plant
5r of trees, shrubs and vines on the
highways, public grounds and private
propertv. to the end that the land-cape
may be rendered more attractive, the
climate ameliorated and the cultiva
tion of timber for the beneficial use,
comfort and convenience of the present
and future generations encouraged.
No greater service to his state ran be
at this time performed by a Nebraska
citizen than by devoting t least one
dav of every year to the planting and
cultivation of trees upon the broad
prairies and fertile valley lands.
The observance of a day especially
devoted to arboriculture which had its
birth in Nebraska has now grown to
be national in its character and It is to
be hoped that the commendable spirit
which prompted Nebraska to take the
initiative in this salutary movement
will ever continue to characterize the
observance of the day.
By common consent, the cultivation
of a sentiment favorable to the plant
ing in our state has been entrusted to
the public schools, and nobly have both
teachers and scholars performed this
important duty. In the early history
of our country, pioneers settled in the
forests and cleared away the timber in
order to make room for fields of grain.
The work of devastating the forests has
gone steadily on for years, until there
is now urgent need for united efforts
in all sections of the country for the
planting of trees. Itis well and fitting
that this necessity for tree preserva
tion to take place of tree destruction
be instilled in the minds of the youth,
and to that end I would urge the im
portance of a continuation of the ap
propriate exercises which have hereto
fore characterized this observance of
the day in the public schools of the
In testimony whereof I have hereun
to subscribed my name and caused to
be affixed the great seal of the state of
Done at Lincoln, the capital of the
state, this eighth day of April, in the
year of our Lord, one thousand eight
hundred and ninety-six. of the state
the thirtieth and of the independence
of the United States the one hundred
Silas noi.coMB. (Governor.
By the governor: J. A. Pipeh.
Secretary of State.
rhe Charge Is Giving a Boxing Contest
Contrary to Law. ,
St. Louis, April 9. James J. Corbett -4
and his sparring partner, Mike Con
nelly, were arrested at Havlin's the
ater and taken to the Four Courts,
yesterday, chargedwith holding a box
ing contest contrary to law.
Before the curtain went up on the
second act Captain O'Malley called on
the champion and informed him that
there must be no boxing. Jim said
that he did not want to interfere with
the law, but that boxing was in the
show. It was decided to' spar any
way, and Captain O'Malley was spir
ited away from the stage. Alderman
Jim Cronin took him aside, and whilejr1
he was talking there was. a skillful
exhibition of the manly art on tae
After the show they were arrestsd,
but released on bonds of S-'OO. Aldt r
man Cronin was surety. The proceed
ings were brought to make a test case
of the boxing ordinance.
LIVK STOCK AND I'ltODUCU BIAKKKIS
Quotations From New 'Xork, Chicago, St.
Louis Omaha and I Iitewhero.
Butter Creamery separator.. 16 ft
Butter Fair to good country. 14 OA
Eggs Fresh 8Kft
Poultry Live hens.per lb 6ift
Turkeys Per I 10 b
Lemons Choice Messlnas
Oranges I'er box
Honey Fancy white, per lb...
Apples Per bbl
Sweet potatoes Good, per bbl
Potatoes Per bu
Beans Navy, hand-plcUed.bu
Cranberries Jerseys, pr.bbl...
Hay Upland, per ton
Onions Per bu ......
Broom Corn Green, per lb
Hogs Mixed packing
Hogs Heavy weights... ..
Beeves Stockers and feeders.
Milkers and springers
Calves. 2 00
Oxen 1 50
Cows 1 25
Heifers 2 60
Westerns 2 15
Sheep Lambs 2 75
Wheat No. 2, spring ,
Corn Per bu
Oats Per bu
ft 4 70
fro 3 75
ft 3 k5
ft 4 75
ft 3 85
Cattle Feeding Steers.
i togs Averages.
Sheep Lambs. . .
Wheat No. 2, red winter
orn No. 2,
OaiB No. 2,
79 ft 79X
7 60 ft g :o
5 30 ft 6 00
Wheat No. 2 red, cash
Corn Per bu
4 7 V
Oats Per bu
Hogs Mixed packing
Cattle Natl ve steers
Wheat No. 2 hard
Corn No. 2.
Oats No. 2
Catth Stockersand feeders.
Hogs Mixed Packers...
ft 62' i
ft 2i M
ft 3 NO
Ob 3 65
ft 3 65
Biff Moonshine Distilleries Destroyed
Little Rock, Ark., April 9. Deputy
Revenue Collector Flave Carpenter re
turned yesterday from a raid on the
moonshine distilleries of Searcy
county. His posse captured two of
the largest wildcat concerns ever
found in this state. Both were in full
running order, one of them having 600
gallons of liquor, with ample material
for several hundred gallons morj
The operators of both escaned. nn. t
of the stills was four miles from any
habitation and so situated that one
man could have defended it against
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