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THE WEEKLY JOURNAL.
KIRKHAM & CREEN. Publishers.
MEASKA STATE NEWS.
Martin Johnson of Holdrege had ox
ef hla feet badly crushed while trylnf
to board passenger train No. 3 oa
the B. & M. Mr. Johnson had alighted
to wrure a lunch and was endeavoring
to regain tats train when the accidenl
TV. C ..rrell was before the county
rb:t r Adams county, charged with
statutory rape on Grace A. Pope, od
complaint of the girl's father. The de
fendant entered a plea of not guilty
and was bound over In the sum of $1,001
to await preliminary hearing. Worrell
left the state some months ago, and
was finally located at Norton, Kan..
from which place he was brought back
fcy Shetiff Simmering on requisition.
A Manila dispatch says: The sailing
ef the hospital ship. Rio Janeiro has
been scheduled for September 17. The
following is a list of the members of
the First Nebraska who will sail for
San Francisco: George Anderson, com
pany I: Georsre H. Chapman, company
H; Joe Ecloner. company H; John C.
jlckcn, company H; Louis Fusmoie,
Norflok had two fires in one night. the
first at about 8 o'clock in the new home
of C. J. Hibben. that had just been
completed and cne load of furniture
plated in it. Mr. Hibben and family
Intended moving in in a day or two.
Cause of fire unknown. Damage about
8-00; insured. The second alarm was
about 2 o'clock in the morning and was
In the second hand store of J. Conley
en East Main street. Both stock and
building about total loss; fully Insured
A Marysville, Kan., special says that
Charles Birney of Salem. Neb., who had
a hoie entered in the races here was
probably fatally stabbed late thU after
mon by Ed Delair of this city. Bir
ney's horse had just run a heat and
Birney was rubbing him down prepar
atory to the next heat, when Delaii
came in with a bucket of cold water
and threw it over the animal. This en
raged Birney. who struck Delair with
his st several times, knocking him
down. Delair promptly drew his kntfa
and made a rush at Birney, cutting him
In the abdomen and breast so severely
that the doctors say he will die. Delair
ran away and has not been captured
John Smith of company A. Third Ne
braska volunteers, arrived at Columbus
from Jacksonville. Fla.. on a thirty
days' furlough. At Pablo Beach he
was down five weeks with typhoid fe--er
and that was followed by a four
weeks' tussle with the mumps. He i
not looking very well and cays there
has been much sickness in the camp.
Unless he should be included in thos
to be mustered out under the new ar
rangement he will rejoin his regiment
t the expiration cf his sick leave
Emith is the only one of the large num
ber of soldiers from here who has been
back on a furlough. It is thought here
now that the 106 recruits who went
from here In June will soon be home
from Honolulu, as the arrangement
between Governor Holcomb and the
war department would let them out at
Sergeant George R- Purvis of th?
Second Nebraska regiment at Fort
Omaha has been detailed by Colonel
Bills to assist Lieutenant Swain, assist
ant ordnance officer of the Twenty-sec-end
infantry. U. S. A., in receiving the
ordnance of the Second regiment of the
volunteers of this state to be turned
back to the government. The work of
turning in the government property
has been begun at Fort Omaha. Thurs
day companies B and F were gone
through by the ordnance officer and
the work will be continued. The guns,
the ammunition, the haversacks, the
canteens, in fact, everything the vol
unteers have except their eating uten
ells are to be turned back to the gov
ernment. As a careful check is kept
fcy the ordnance officers representing
the regular army the work makes pro
gress slowly, and it will be several
days before it Is completed.
Doubled up In a manger In a stabl
In the rear of 110S Farnam street, in
Omaha, the body of an unknown man
was found. The man was dead, but
Just how long It had been since he ex
pired is not known. He was not there
n the morning when the driver for J.
Ralthberg. who owns the stable, took
ut Ms ter- . Later In the morning
some boyj Jiscovered the man there
and repo- '.he fact to a policeman,
who r .e" 'rom appearances that
the ,J dimply drunk. Later It
was tound the man htd died, and the
coroner was summoned and the body
taken to the morgue. There were no
marks of violence on the body or any
thing to indicate the cause of death.
The dead man was apparently a labor
er about 45 years of age. and the only
thing which afforded a clew ta hla
Identity was a small book In hla pceket
on which was written the nam. C.
Hawn. The remains were identified by
George Hoffman, a livery man who con
ducts a stable at Eighteenth and St.
Mary's avenue. as those of Curtis
Hawn. a r.cstler who had been in hla
employ for .three weeks prior to last
Friday, when he was discharged foi
drunkenness. Nothing is known ol
Kawn's antecedents. An inquest waa
held on the remains. . u
' -Do all Cuban women wear Ha van i
wrappers?" . .. -
Deaths at. Ponce Privates Arthu.
Harrow, company C. and Hiram B
Reynolds, copmany E. the former o
typhoid and the latter of phthisis.
Major General Francis V.Greeoa hat
teen ordered to report to General Fits
hugh Lee. Seventh army corps, ani
will command a division of the army of
occupation. ;- -
1 The Third Illinois. Sixth Masaacfclf
setts. Fourth Ohio and Tblrd Wleconsll
win go Immediately to their state head
quarters when they arrive in the UaJfr
ed State from Porto Rloo. " '
OVER too PERSONS GO DOWN
BENEATH OCEAN WAVES.
BRITISH STEAMER MOHEGAtl
Runa Afoul of Rocks and Sinks to
Passengers and Craw Struggle
Hard for Life. But Small Num
ber Left to Tell the Tale.
Falmouth. Oct. II. -Detail of the
wreck of the ilcimer Mohegan are still
meager, so far as the cauae for the dis
aster Is concerned. The detail of the
lost and saved are alawly being learned
by the floating in to the share ef dead
bodiea. and the occasional landing of
email boat containing surviving pas-
eneers. or members of the ship s crew
,.. -wi.i.nre obtainable at
t. t.- r that th. Mo -
ei. ncti wic,
began foundered five minutes after she
atruck the rocka. She was gemg at
full speed, struck twice, atoppei and
iapldly aett!ed into the, water.
As the captain and the executive
officer cf the steamer went down with
her. it has been imposaible thus far te
ascertain row at t eut ef her
courae. as Falmouth light and the
coast were visible
. r - . v - irrM.r.K rerited i tr.e
,.re'Cf the Pemtert.r.s. Mr. Pember -
It is now known that John Hyslop
ar.d the va!et cf T.W. King are amng
The bodiea cf aix persona, fur males
and two female, have been picked up
and landed here.
A SURVIVOR 5 STOKI.
One of the survivcrs of th Mohegan,
Mr. George Maule cf New Tork. atd:
"1 am & shipper ef horaes employed
by the American Tranaport company.
Wt left Lor.dea Tfcuraday. ana all
wei.t well uitil 7 o'clock yeaterday
ever.itf. nkfn n.sat f tie pataeagers
r at eisr.er. Th teamer was
rolre at full red and suddenly we
r.fird a leu J crth which seemed to
der.cle that e hau co'.lioed with me
other viael. But ktn w ruabed
cc Ceck w ftunJ that the MotV
v.a on the iwcks between the Manacle
and the low lads. in the vUtnlty ef
"Orders were given at once t lower
the bcata and the crew of the ateamer
behaved like heroea. Her captain
.--cd on the brldg and th greatest
truer prevailed atuorg the oflcera and
"Ti e iitir.r. however, began te set
tle by th hesl. Two boat were
launched. Tf wrren wre aent away
lr:he f.rat heat I managed t aecure
a life bucy. ar.d Jcmpad overboard in
ccrr.jany with tt chief officer ef the
Mohegan. Mr. Cuch. When I was
lasting tbe vsel a little girl begged
plteous!y that I try to save her .as e!ie
rill not want t d e yet. I was power
le to help hr. Eventually I caught
hold cf a piank which wa floating en
the water and I cltng to it fur two
hour. At the espiratlan of that time
I was picked up by a tug. I ceu.d not
have lasted much lenger. I cannot ex
plain feow the accident occurred. The
whole matter 1 not very clear to me."
From other sources It was learned
that the Mohegan sank about twenty
minute after she ran en the recks.
The local seamen appear to be unabie
to explain how the Mohegan get Into
such a position.
Later In the morning it became
known that another life boat had land,
ed sixteen more of the survivors o
the Mohegan. and as lifeboats put out
from a number of places, hope we'e
expressed that the number ef -survivors
may be Increased Oae of the sixteen
persons just known to have been saved
is a lady. All the survivors are In a
pitiable condition and some of them
have been badly injured by wave and
rocks and are suffering from bruise
and torn and fractured limbs.
OTHERS FOUND ON ROCKS.
As the day wore on further reports
received here showed that ferty-ave
survivors of the Mohegan were landed
at Port Houstock. Cornwall, where the
bodies of five dead persons have been
received. Then came the announce
ment that fourteen of the crew of the
wrecked steamer hsd been found alive
on the rocks near the scene ef tbe dle
a&ter. FIND EIGHTEEN BODIES.
A di.patch from St. Keverine. a small
town a little te the eastward of the
Mararles. say eighteen bodies from
the Mohegan have been washed ashore
there. They have been deposited in the
A member ef the Port Houstock life
crew, named Jarne. gave a graphic ac
count of the wreck. He said that as
soon as the daster was announced
his crew was summoned te tbe beat
and proceeded to the Manacles. Tbey
could aee no lights, tbe night waa
pitch dark and no rocks were discern
ible, but they heard shouting and
pulled toward the spot from which the
No steamer wa visible, but the life
boat came across an overturned life
boat, to which four or live men were
clinging. They were takea on beard
Later the crew heard shouting near
th overturned lifeboat and with grap
nels mansged to right It. Inside the
beat they found a wemea and two or
three men alive. The woman waa so
tightly jammed In the wreckage that
the lifeboat men had to cut away the
thwarts of the small boat before they
could extricate her.
James said the lifeboat passed several
bodies ef men and women and picked
up a couple of men who were floating
on tbe wreckage.
MEETS SHIP'S BOAT.
The lifeboat next met a ship's bost
having oa board twenty-two passen
gers and crew, all ef whom would
have been speedily lost If not rescued
at that time, as the boat was water
logged ar.d rapidly drifting oa 'the
rocks. The occupante of this boat were
taken Into tbe lifeboat. While the lat
ter waa beating homeward she picked
up Mis Noble of Baltimore.
"She is the plucklet lady I ever saw
In my life." said James. "She shouted:
Mall Robbery at Alliance.
Lincoln. Neb, Oct. II Reports ef a
daring and mysterious railway mail
robbery at or near Alliance, in the
northwestern part of this state early
Saturday morning, were cenRrnned by
Superintendent Butler of Lincoln. Two
letter pouches, one destined for Lincoln
on the eastbound Burlington train, tbe
other for Black Hills and Montana
points en westbound, were cut open and
registered letters and packages of value
taken. The robberies were discovered
by the respective mall clerks after leav
ten jumped into th lifeb.at. h'.a wife,-"" - ' " " - : ' " ,n
threw him their two children, the. .he nd me.n. ccmrr.lttee that will
In-red Tto the beat herself, and thus freed st cr.ee to the raising of money
L. Lwu .. . .aved r the purpose ef carrying on a contin-
1 1 J tT WI.Vlg aij " " I
Pon't ffceva me an oar: give rr.e a
rcre.' The fee then twept her towar.l
us. tr.d we cavght r.r hands and go
her safely on tear a in as gcta a s:i
as ccu:d be expected.
We then had nrty-eight persons cr
board the Hfebc-at. Including the crew
ar.d cou'd hear shouting from th
iateamer. We arr reached her. and sav-
Steward Gray c'.irglng to the Jigge
mast. We then aw that all fou
masts were at'.'.l standing and the sur
ivuri were cllncir.fir to each, v
Lirkr In ileht ever the wreck and
succeeded In securing the boatswain
rc.k mr.ti ethers Next we rescued an
errlneer who was clinging to the
steamer's funnel. All this occupied
several hours. Then we made for th
Further advices from St. Keverine
iy the panic on the Mohegan was ter
rible and that the cries of despair were
heard on shore,
fire caaser.erer cut away the falls of
a lifeboat with a ra2or and thus saved
Mian Roudebush and her mother. Mrs.
Grandin. entered a ship's boat, which
wa. oanalzed. and Mrs. urandin wa
inirrd he t ween this boat and a life
h.,it Or.e of the lifeboat's crew, at
great personal risk.. Jumped on board
the steamer's boat after the latter had
righted, and pulled Mrs. Grandin rrom
her dangerous position. But she waa
landed In a dying condition, ana an me
I effort made to revive her were useless
1 When Mis Roudebush landed latet
she anxiously Inquired for her mother,
whose body was identified by the vlcat
of St Keverine from the description of
a ring furnlahed te him by the daugn
ter. One of Mrs Grand'n's feet waa
torn frem the leg
WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE
A New Departure In Polltlcs-The
People to Furnish the Money.
Chicago. III.. Oct. IS A most import
ant step has been taken by the reform
! "rce. that rem:es success fo rtheli
uous and systematic campaign from
now until !.
The committee is composed of Hon
James K. Jones, chairman of the dem
erratic national committee: Wm. J.
Store, ex-geverrer of Missouri: John
P. Altgeld. ex-governor of Illinois: Wm
V. A!n. ser.attr frcm Nebraska, ar.d
Hnry M. Teller, aenator from Colo
i a do. with Mr. W. H. Harvey (Coin) of
Chicago as general manager.
Mr. Harvey has opened the office
cf the ccmm'.ttee at 1044 Unity build
ir.g. Chicago, ar.d active work has be
The piaa adopted ar.d approved by
the committee is te secure a ubcr!p
t:a frem a many persons as possible
te pay tl per month for each month
frem new until October. 19th). Th'i a
terecn subscribing to the fund of th'
ways and means committee In October
".JJi. will agree te pay one do'.'.ar per
rr.oath for tweaty-flve months, or In
t 1, lift. One fubscrir.r.g in November
fallowing will sgree to pay one dollar
e.cb month for twenty-four months
with tbe lsat payment due October t,
1M. and so en. The number of pay
ments depends en the month snd year
in which the subscription Is made, and
all ending on the firat day of October,
ISO. Where one Is willing and able to
pay more than 11 per month, the sub
scrtptten will be accepted for such in
creased amount as the subscriber la
willlag te make. Where one Is not able
in hi judgment, t subscribe 11 per
month, be will be expected te get one
or more to associate themselves with
him jointly la the subscription for the
$1 per month. It Is the opinion of tbe
committee that it Is only in this way
that the money needed can be raided
that it must come from the people
whose rights and interests are to be
An average of twenty-five subscrip
tions frem each county In the United
States means about S1.0M a month,
and It certainly seems probable that
this small average should be maintain
ed throughout the United States The
step taken Is a unique oce in politics,
reducing the work of a great party
to a business system Heretofore In
political parties snd especially In par
ties representing the people, there
has been a surplusage of men and poll
ticlana who did not understand the
ferce and advantages in businesslike,
systematic work. Thl element having
entered into the campaign of the demo
cratic managers is an improvement on
The selfish forces in the nation that
have been contributing money to politi
cal parties for tbe purpose of getting
pecial legislation that would largely
enrich them have all gone over to the
republican party since the platform of
the edmocratic party of 1S6 It Is there
fore natural that the democratic man
agers should !oek to the people for as
slstance. who are being exploited by
monopolies In ci rge of the republican
party It mean a businesslike battlj
of the people agaiut these selfishly
1-rofiting by special privileges. When
the people put up the money to make
their own campaign, the men they
elect will be under obligation to them
Instead of to trusts ar.d combinations,'
TWO BAD BOYS.
Ex -Reform School Boys Turn Out"
to be Burglars.
Omaha.Neb. -(Special.) Fred Schnel
derwlnd and Sam Mara, youthful burg
lars, were captured la tbe store of the
United Ststes Clothing company at 1417
Douglas street. The store has been
robbed three or four times of late, the
last burglary occurring early last
week. Friday night Detectives Dillon
and Wealenberg were stationed In the
store te look out for Intruders. Nothing
developed that night, but at 11:30
o'clock Saturday night the burglars en
tered the store through a rear transom
window. They began to gather togeth
er various articles of clothing when the
detectives sprang upon them with their
revolvers and commsnded them to sur
render. This they did with great alac
rity. A companion, who was stationed
as a lookout In the alley, made his es
cape. Both Maza and Schneiderwind
were confined for a time in the reform
school. When arrested they had on
them a number of articles which they
had taken frem the clothing store on a
ing Alliance, who promptly notified Su
perintendent Butler. The amount sto
len Is unknown, but many letters were
taken. Tbe postal authorities are at
work oa the case. No suspicion at
taches to the postal clerks.
Intense excitement was caused among
negro soldiers at Lexington, Ky., by
the fatal shooting of Private Shedwlck
Floyd, company I. Tenth Immunes. by
Provost Guard John Kane, company
D. One Hundred and Sixtieth Indiana
during an attempt to arrest him.
IIG OVER STRAW
SIDE OF THE JUBI-
'resident M . .
the Generally F-cVon and
In EvIdeniV Faction Much
Omaha,Neb..Oct. . .
, . . ' . -Somewhat para
logical though the
. ,, statement may
eem. Peace Jubilee
. , ek: - a respon
se for more offlcit .
, , . war talk than
)maha had known be;
... v It was not
n connection with the rv
. . ebratlon of
eace. but was due to i
hat .rt .n.SM In . I coitro
'ersy over the conduct or &r
On one side were the frlem 8UP.
lorters of General Miles, ai "
ttlitr the backers of the wai-epart.
rent and General Shafter, a. jnc
lentally the. administration. Un ,
mtllng cloak of diplomacy an , ,
vas made to keep the ugly differ
a, frnm h rrnl nilbllC bu
J . v. . . - o r '
he secrecy of private rooms and .
he eara alone of discreet sympathize
.tatements were made that aio"..dV add':
... . . . ional troops from Charleston and
inrhnunr mfld sirnm ok nutui.
ealousy and bitterness.
One surprising feature of the sltua
'.on was the extent of the knowledge
f the members of the diplomatic corps I or ..controversy as to whether Miles
n all the points In controversy, and'ln C.'s command
he Importance attached to it was,
nanlfested by the fact that this subject
rceived more discussion than any
tlier In the precincts where members
r nit .-nmgion pany wrrr ur
cred. Among the statements that were
i.ade through channels that seemed to
nacllth. their reliability beyond ques
ic n was or.e to the effect that Gen
ial Miles is cot to get a "square deal"
v fore the investigation commission. It
vas rurther stated that aiues ,wouia
if t go before the commission unless or-
lered to do so by the president, and
I at he was pinning his hopes on a
c ngresslor.al Investigation, which.
K-wever. re did not believe would oe
.e'd if the administration could possl-
:.v prevent it.
That the waters were troubled be
ic-ath the surface was manifested Im
redlately on the arrival of the pre!
fential party In the city on Tueeday
venlng. The ether train bearing the
tl.les party and the newspaper corre-
rondente was an hour late, and It was
romptly decided not to wait the'.r ar-
ival. Tfct in Itself occasioned no ccm-
r.ent. but ther was a noticeable
li'.ation of optics an hour later, when.
n the announcement that a luncheon
vould be served at the club after tbe
jarade for the distinguished visitors
he rr.acagerr.ent received " a quiet in
'.rr.atlon" that the presidential party
vouid be CjUite as well ratlsfled If Gen-
r&l Miles and his party were driven
lirect to their hotel Instead of to the
lub to participate In the luncheon,
After that announcement there was
vigorous wagging of tongues, and It
vas recalled that the original schedule
ad called for the arrival of the Miles
rain first, and It had later been re
rrangej so as to bring In the general
fter th parade waa over and after
he depot waa completely deserted. All
luring the stay of the Washingtonlans
here waj nj hesitancy in stating that
here waa a studied effort to affront
files, and this was noticed at the stand
n Wednesday, where no attention was
aid to the calls of the vast aoidlence
or Miles until it became so pronounced
s to be positively embarrassing to the
nembers of the presidential party,
.'resident McKinley finally turned and
sked General Miles to step to the front
: tbe stand. Tbe general did so and
as Introduced by President Wattles.
ut that be felt the treatment that was
elng accorded was apparent from a
Ingle glance at his face and from the
taste with which he retired.
In tbe hotels severe criticisms were
assed on the studied effort on the part
f Mr. McKinley to abstain In all his
peeches on the road and while here
rom any reference to the Porto Rican
ampalgn and General Miles, and his
requent and commendatory references
o Santiago and General Shafter.
The conduct 1 of the Santiago cam-
atgn was gone over in detail at nu-
nerous little "chance meetings" In
lotels, and the Miles contingent did
tot hesitate to make savage charges
incompetency and disobedience of
rders against Shafter. Probably no
ncident better served to illustrate the
ltuation than the meeting between
dlls and Shatter in the rotunda of the
dlllard Friday morning. It was fear.
uUy frigid in Its brevity and punctil-
General Miles refused to publicly dis-
the 'Situation, bat his - intimate
riends did not . hesitate to express
Mews which they said he shared. They
aid he had made up his mind that he
ould not afford at this time to give
ut other interviews unless forced to
lo so by new circumstances. They
aid he felt deeply the action of the
var department in sending out orders
iver his name of the contents of which
e knew nothing, and said that this
ras responsible for a temporary straln-
ng or the relations between General
illles and General Breckinridge until
was possible to effect a meeting and
xplaln that General Miles was not re
ponslble for the order to muster out
One or tbe new features that devel-
ped here was the fact that the presl-
lent had sent a cablegram to Shafter
tt Santiago In reply to the latter's ca
ll e gram that he was sick, directing
llm to turn over the command to Gen-
ral Wheeler In case his Illness con
tinued. It was stated that General
JVheeler knew nothing of this until he
seturned to Washington, when his first
ntlmatlon that such a cablegram had
een sent was received personally from
It was also stated that after the bat-
le of San Juan hill, when the troops
tad achieved their magnificent victory.
barter called his generals around blm
ind announced - his Intention of wlth
Irawlng from the position Just gained.
Seneral Wheeler hastened to enter a
irotest against It. and on a formal bal-
ot the idea was opposed by Generals
Wheeler. Lawton and Bates.1 one vot-
ng with General Shafter in accord-
nce with a previous expression on the
Boy Shoots His Playmate. .
Lincoln. Neb.. Oct:.' 18. Albert ' Pal-
ner, the 14-year-old son of Engineer Bi
as Palmer of the Burlington, was shot
ly Roy Moore, his companion,' who was
ut hunting with him at Burlington
Beach. The lads were In company
rlth several others and young Palmer
laid: "Let's play cowboy." Moore said:
All right." and raised his gua and la
ome way tbe trigger was pulled and
roung Palmer fell with a gaping hole
n his shoulder. He was removed te a
!arm house, where he exstred almost
fe?twithV.nd,n thls. Oeneral Shaf
J?mZ . following da sent a cable
gram to Washington staging that he
?.l.ConflderlT)8 the advisability ot
rtLt.H a.T:'1,iBv.rrom hl9 Posif.on. It Is
lat ? at hls fabtegram was turned
over to General Miles, who sent a reply
JV'E ,VJ..Sha,ter and "'n h'-m
that he (Miles) would be there inside a
week with reinforcements It Is further
Vfil by .Ge,2",,, M"" friends that,
unknown to M:!ee until recently, the
secretary of war lad a!SO answered
the cablegram by sending a message
to Shafter telling him to withdraw if
he thought it advisable.
The Miles adherents spoke with some
bitterness of the action of the depart
ment In refusing to allow a parade
of the troops In New York, and charged
that a potent influence in reaching
that -conclusion was an unwillingness
to permit the people to see the dlffer
n hf ,nh of the men who
participated In the Porto Rican expe
dition and those who were In the Cuban
S?mPa,l.arn-They cr,t,cls further the
dimculty that General Miles encouo-
ie?. ,n securin convoy for his ex
pedition and say that Admiral Samp-
sons original reply to a request for a
convoy was a notice that the Columbia
and Yale would be detailed for the
duty These ships were even then
loaded with troops and In no shape
to participate In an action and a
further request brought a reply that
three ships to be detailed for the pur
pose were away at various points and
could not be reached for a week or
ten days. It Is stated that when M'les
finally declared that he was going' at
ur no convoy, that th
.v.. i - i .
ght attend Miles' expedition would
itdlmmed in glory by the fact that
fQas achieved with an overwhelming
if"as all threshed over In Omaha
raneed a,f(l tnat Ml!e3 Personally ar-
and th ,tn Toral for the surrender.
, this was accomplished bv
" w.? Spanish general the trar.s-
'-,; e.iV 'lth reinforcement and
suit in ho,resi5tance could on!y re-
hiV cited " ta u?:rmJ i3 fur-
of Toral's ? at ,hat mwt:n on
rhtrs with &fr Co forty-five
.hi Auilr, , ,'tlonal troops, and that
!n?n 2n5 th.r'"-ender wa cached
!wJ!n 1. a " Is stated that be
tween that da , K ,,,..
tt,,.. rtava later en tt!e urr(-nder
fh? KVtJrafrdr.Tr--Mies. relyirg en
a-rti?I f asistanre. but a,
ZlanJt tVJJ effected
Shafter protested ,nst th(. Int)rra.
whatever 'y t--r:ty tn""
MILWAUKEE.S L1W RATES.
There Are Also Low,ates on All
Other Roai .
Omaha. Neb. (Ppecla .
waukee road has announc
Into Omaha for October
a low rate
; ar.d 27.
which promise to bring :
crowds from a'l points on ! ijnes be
tween the Mississippi river n the
White City. The telegraphic ano1lrre.
rr.er.t ef these rates received f-
cago by General Agent Nafh is1s fC.
"We have Just agreed with the-0a
lines to run special cheap excucn
trains into Omaha from points as far
raai us Mississippi irrmtni: on TUfJ'jy
night. October 2a. The rate from
Mississippi river points will be S3 -
the round trip: from Cedar Rapid?
I3.S0; from Des Moines. J2.50. with rate
from intermediate points graded pro
portionately. "The excursion tickets will be gocd
going only on special trains. Thv wi l
be good to return cn regular tra.rs on
October 28 and 27 and on the si 'clal
train to leave Omaha on the night
October 27. A special train from I-
Moines will start on the morning i
October 29 and arrive In Omaha or.
Wednesday at 11:30 a. m. The special
train from the main line will arrive in
Omaha on Wednesday morning at 6 3
We are anxious to make October 26 and
27 big Iowa days, and will co-operate
with the exposition management fo
advertising It extensively."
ELEVATOR TRUST NEXT.
It Is Being; organized In Chicago
Chicago. III.. Oct. 13. Elevator man
ufacturing interests of the east and
west will be revolutionized in the
course of next month if negotiations
toward the formation of a big com
bine, now apparently near a successful
conclusion, are carried through by
agents here with that end In view.
W. D. Baldwin of the Otfs Elevator
company of New Tork. who has been
In charge for some days, attempting to
complete the plan. left Chicago today
for the east, and it Is said he carried
with him an option on the plant of the
Crane Elevator company, that corpora
tion, aocordin to the rumors, having
decided to leave the elevator field en
The other Chicago companies con
cerned in the deal are the Standard
K'.evator company and the Eaton &
Prince company, alrhough definite
action has not been taken by either of
these companies, which prevented the
conclusion of the deal.
NEW YORK'S SILVER TICKET.
Chicago Platform Democracy Ruled
Out of Order.
.Albany. N. Y., Oct. 18. The state
ticket of the Chicago platform democ
racy will not go on the official ballot
The certificate placing this Independent
ticket was received by the secretary of
state at 11 o'clock last night, and in ex
amlnlng it he found the Jurat of the
notary public on the Ulster county pe
titlon defective and notified the com
mittee. The error was not corrected
before the time for filing expired at
midnight, so the secretary of state has
ruled that the whole certificate Is de
fective and Its nominees cannot go on
the official ballot.
BOYS WANTS READING MATTER
Chaplain Mallley Writes About
Manila, Philippine Islands, Aug. 31.
umana vvoria-Heraia: nease urge
everybody to send the First Nebraska
good, light, clean reading matter good
novels, story papers. Youth s Com pan
Ion. Kpworth Herald, etc.: illustrated
papers. Harpers, Puck, Judge, etc.;
magaxlnes. Munsey, cosmopolitan, Cen
tury, Scrlbner's. etc. No trash. Send
them by mail right away, to me. care
or headquarters. First regiment, Ne
braska volunteer infantry. I will see
that the boys get them. Urge every
body to send at least one copy. Yours
truly, JAMES MAILLEY.
Chaplain First Neb. Volunteers.
immediately. The gun was so close to
him that the wound was large and
went almost through the boy's body.
The body was brought to the city and
plaeed In a morgue. An Inquest will
' The gunboat Wheeling has arrived at
Seattle after a long cruise between Sit
ka and Bering straits ports. She has
the government survey party ef thirty
members, tinder Captain Pratt, which
has been surveying the delta ef the
Yukon liver. ,, .
FOREIGN CROP CONDITOIIIS
Vorld'a Wheat Supply Said to Be
the Largest on Record However
Supply on Hand Is Small.
Washington, D. C. Oct. 18. The fol
dwing is a summary of the agricul
tural department's report of agricul
ure in foreign countries for October:
The Hungarian ministry of agrlcul
ure and the several commercial au
horltles have Issued their estimates of
he world's wheat crops of 1698. The
Seerbohm estimate is equivalent to
,640,000.000 bushels of sixty pounds In
he grand total, varying but little from
he Hungarian official estimate.
The estimate for India for 1SP8 as ofll
ially reported amounted to 242,291 280
lushels, that of 1S97 to 182,667,483
lushels, while the annual average for
he previous five years was 226,446,080.
Official figures on area show an in
crease of 689,172 acres in France, of
18.636 acres in the united kingdom.
63,860 in Ontario, Canada, and 147.850
n Manitoba under wheat. The estl
r.ates of production given in tables
)ubllshed with the report make the
:rop of 1898 the largest on record, but
he world's reserve stocks had run ex
remely low before harvest.
The French area under wheat was
ibout 4 per cent greater in 1898, and,
aklng wheat, rye and maslin together,
be area Increase amounted to 793.179
ceres. The average yield of wheat this
rear was neaiTy twenty-two bushels
er acre, against 15.2 In 1897.
An official estimate for Hungary puts
.he wheat crop at 119.968.000 bushels.
igatnst 89.924.000 last year: rye. 38.154.-
Wl Dushels. against 35.151.000 bufhel
ast year: barley. 61.446.000 bushels.
igalnst 41.475.000 bushels last year;
ats. S4.041.000 bushels, against 58,881.000
jushels last year.
The wheat crop cf Roumania has
seen stated In Engllph papers, cn the
authority of an official estimate, at 58.
00,000 bushels, but some reports from
that country represent that this est!,
mate Is too large by several million
oushels. The offers of wheat frcm
Roumania and Bulgaria are described
as "rather extraordinarily restricted."
The preliminary official estimate as
lo the Prussian rye crop is said to state
It at 246.400.000 bushels, against 223 200.-
J'.'O bushels last year.
The German potato crop was reported
In the rr.Jdd'.e cf September as a full
tverage. In Austria-Hungary the
trcis cf wheat ar.d cats are reported
as very satisfactory. Barley Is above
average In quantity, while maize on
the whole Is not a pood crop.
Reports from Russia are quite ccn
P.ictir.g. Supplies cf r.ew wheat for ex
ort ccrr.e forward very sparingly, and
VTiSiaeraDie quantities or grain are
?a:d to be moving toward the provinces
-r.tch suffered bo severely through the
failure of the crops last year.
At the beginning of September the
:rops of Argentina were reported to be
n fine condition, but about three weeks
ater they were represented as suffer-
ng for want of rain and threatened by
Reports from Australia represent
:he crop outlook there as excellent.
The sowing of the fall grain crops In
Europe has been delayed by drouth In
i number of countries. Complaint on
ih's score has been quite serious and
BEFORE CORONER'S JURY.
The Hired Hessions Who Shot Mln-
' ers Have Bad Memories.
VIrden. III.. Oct. 18 The coror.er'r
' ry had two seslrr.s at the stockade,
Ktre they examined several witness
t9- They were all ex-guards who are
jnde. nominal arrest by the militia
tnd fo. whom a blanket warrant was
worn ot, charging them with conspir
icy to rr.rder In connection with Wed
lesday's fct. The testimony was
practically he same as given by their
The genera, idea conveyed was that
a-hlle the men -ere employed to defend
he property o the Chlcago-Virden
real company. t-y not only did r.ot
Ire any shots ther .elves, but they had
to time to see wither any of their
:omrades fired upo. the mob. This
ipplled to the guard, stationed Ir.sSde
The members of the -gin escort de
Mined to answer on thaipolnt, or said
:hey did not remember. coal com
pany has several wltnessetto examine,
ncludlng Manager Lukens.md It will
:ake one or two days to co-chide.
The condition of Mrs. John Shrm&n
a practically unchanged.
William K. Smith of Bogart. is..
ihot and Instantly killed Pat Wood it
thens over a game of cards.
Dr. Edmun J. James of Chicago ha
een tendered the presidency of the
Cincinnati university and will probably
The special session of the Oregon lea
slature adjourned sloe die. after hav
ng passed an appropriation bill which
Armund Johnson, a well known New
fork builder, filed a petition bankrupt
cy, placing his assets at $46,000. The
otal liabilities are $931,938.
Several additional arrests have been
nade at Alexandria. Egypt, in Conner
Jon with the plot against F.mperor
William, now on his way to the Holy
Unsuccessful speculations are said to
lave caused the failure of the board of
rade operator, Edward Leszynsky of
.hlcago. Liabilities approximate SM.00O.
The Charles Munson Belting company
nade a voluntary assignment to the
-hlcago Title and Trust company. No
itatement of assets and liabilities were
The Spanish War Memorial assocla
Ion. with General Miles at Its head.
jas been organized at West Point to
rect at West Point a memorial to he-
oes of the navy.
Judge Brawley of South Carolina de
rees that all of the crew of the Yale
hall share in the prize money for the
Ita, which was bought by the govern
nent for 1125,000.
The record of new cases of yellow
'ever at Jackson. Miss., shows a mark.
d decrease, attributable to the prevall-
ng cool weatner. jacKson nas oniy
seven new cases and one death, Mrs.
J C. Knickerbocker, the negro of
he Tenth immunes, who Bhot Will An-
lerson at Lexington, Ky.. Monday night
tas been arrested, charged with mur-
ler. Anderson has died.
President McKinley will be asked to
ardpn tne agea actress, way Alien.
tnd Amanda Grlerson. alias McCarty,
f Coving-ton. Ky.. sentenced for viola-
ion of the pension laws. They are sls-
ers-in-law and each aged about 70.
The steamer Farrallon has arrived at
fort Townsend from Lynn canal, Alaa-
a. with ninety-five passengers and
onslderable gold dust. Among the pa-
lengers is Alexander McDonald. tne
argeat owner of claims in tne
Ilke. . ::.- '
DOG 1.1 EAT GOES III BERMUir
THE POOR PEOPLE EATING
HORSE AND DOC MEAT.
The Carman Tariff Laws Shuts Out
Foreign Cattle and Hogs From
Berlin. Oct. 18. The inadequate meat
supply of Germany, owing to the bar
riers erected against the foreign cattle,
hogs and meat, continues.
Austria sold some 800 head of cattle
snd Russia supplied about 80 000 pigs.
These Imports are quite insufficient to
cope with the demands.
The slaughtering of horses for food
has greatly increased, especially In the
large cities, and dog flesh is openly
In the Chemnitz Neuestra Nachrlch
ten "young dogs" forms a standing ad
vertisement. Emperor William's departure for the
orient has started a discussion as to
the advisability of the establishment
of a regency. The Frelslr.nlge Zeltung
'Where the emperor and king of
Prussia leaves the country for any
length of time, as in the present in
stane. a duly empowered person ought
In the meantime telze the reins of gov
ernment." It urges that the matter be brought
before the relchstag.
A number of the leading papers sup
port the regency proposition, while
several of the conservative papers scout
The constitution of the empire dos
not appear to provide for a regency.
The presidency of the German bund
Is vested in the king of Prussia, but
nothing is said to legalize the transfer
of this dignity to a regent ef Prussia.
PRINCE HENRY NEXT.
In the meantime the emperor's
brother. Prince Henry o? Prussia, who
would naturally b regent, is absent
in China. Th next available prince
would be Frederick Leopold, son of the
late Prince Charles of Prussia, eldest
brother of William I., the grandfather
of the present emperor.
in governmental circles the opinion
:s expressed that It Is not fair to ex
tec t the err.peror to bear the entire
f-xpense of th journey. It is said that
!r.e cost of Ms majesty's trip, exclusive
cf preser.ts snd liberal baksheesh, wilt
tmour.t to at least 5.000 000 marks. The
costly gifts to the sultan of Turkey
and to his harem, etc.. also fgure up
from 3.000.000 to 4 000.003 marks.
Therefore it Is f ugges'.ed. as the voy
age is expected to Tedour.d to Ger
rr.any"s greater glory, the parliament
ought to rr.ake a credit to cover the
main expenses, mere especially so as
otherwise the emperor will have to run
The conservatives have answered the
government's approaches favorably.
but the centrists have replied with a
flat negative. Their party organ, the
Coione Vo'.kszung. says:
"It would be asking too much to ask
a! Germans to put their hands In their
pocket? to pay the home and foreign
rasters. Protestant bishops and the
ske. the cost cf their Junketing in the
The Berlin Luestrach Llchten says:
If anybody ctn be expected to pay
'or ire trip it wculd be the Prussian
It Is now ssld thet Emperor William
intends to become a nelrhbor of Queen
Victoria In the hlghiar.ds of Scotland.
He has been Inquiring fer purchas
able sporting reserve in Scotland.
The recall of Baron Von Buelow. the
Serman minister at the Vatican, is still
rreatlv exercising the German press.
An official of the foreign office said:
"A successor to Von Buelow will not
oe appointed until we have received
stisfactory assurance regarding the
atlcan's attitude toward our right to
protect our own subjects In the orient.
In any case, however, there Is not the
liphtest chance of a renewal of the
-ulturkampf. nor the least intention of
r.terferir.g with the hierarchy, or to
liselpllne the various orders."
A brewing company at Eiser.bach haa
Secicled to buy the ftmous Luther
house there and convert It into a res
taurant. The government of Saxor.y.
therefore, is being urged to prevent
one of Germany's most historical re
gains from being put to such a use.
Influenza has again broken out in
Berlin, and many fashionable peopia
are prostrated. ,, ,,
The government has now definitely
leclded to appoint permanently a
naval attach? at Washlnrton. who will
reach his post In January.
ONE BULLET HITS FOUR.
Among Soldiers Results in
St. Louis. Mo. Oct. 18 A special to
he Republic from Ar.r.iston.Ala.. says:
number of volunteers and regulars
!rom Camp SMrp became Involved in
free fight and a riot er.uea. mo
Mrd Tennessee volunteers, provost
tord, was summoned.
Oe of the guards, whose name has
not veen learr.d. f. r-d a shot from his
Sprlrtfleld. The bu-'M crashed through
Ihe br.in of sergeant Hise. a regular,
of comnry F. Sect nd Infantry, killing
him fr.'t.tly. It then cut off the
th'imb clComoral Cor.roy of the
rompar.y wl regiment It next shat
tered the wm of A. P. C.'ff.n of the
Third Tennvee snd finail? lodged in
the shoulder of Priva:e Oliver Shep
perd. companj P.. Second Infantry.
Helse. who killed went through
:he Santiago canra't" end was pro
moted from prlvite to sergeant for
oravery shown in the charge up San
Sells Ohio Southern:
Columbus. O, Oct. U. A special to
the Dispatch from Lira. O., says: The
tale of the Ohio Souern road was
made here by Special Mister John T.
Adams ef Waverly ar.d B A. Romson
of this city The price was 12.ow.wu.
Judge Judson Harmon of Cincinnati,
formerly attorney genera!, made tne
only bid. offering upet ?rlce on
behalf ef W. A. ReacTT.'11 Jorj?'
.k.irn. n r.r i h. e . J. rite bona-
holders' committee. The roaj WM B0,a
at the figure named. V" t a
The purr-haser are W4 '.eea.
Thomas Demy. Simon Be
sanrord and K. S. Hoolev
atlsfactory to th Det
Northern and the Bilce In' wiu
Refuses to lssu?xc,ulvi
Atkinson Mh . 0,arre' dli
election was held m awrell
day to vote upon the pitrg
aulng bonds In the sura c,'
the Atkinson & Northern Rai
pany, to be delivered when th
ed line from Atkinson to the J
river Is built and equipped -M y
Hon. .-RZ2rwn. 1 CX
One hundreeJT poaUrj l
a possiMw" neatest e
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