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Oct. so, 1898
THE NERBASKA INDEPENDENT
The Sttrs ind Stripes Float Over
FROM HONOLULU TO SAN JUAN
wini Brk. etlaes the Wm Dsprt
mmt Thai Iks OMiftHM ef
bUM Is Ww CaaplW What the
IHilwdi Have Lotk
WASinxaTO, Oot, 19. The United
Ststee Li now formally in possession of
tbt UUnd of Porto filoo m aovereljrn.
The War department bu retired the
followlnf dispatch from General
'Bak Juaw, Porto Elco, Oot. 11
Beoretaryof War, Washington: Flag
have been raised on pnblie building
and forU In this city, and ealuUd with
national aalutee. The occupation of
the island ie now complete. Urooke.
FROM HONOLULU TO BAN JUAN.'
. Prom Honolulu to San Juan; tbie ie
the leap made by the Btare and Btrlpcs
in two month. A few weeks ago the
flag was raised 9,000 miles west of Ban
Frandscoj to-day it flies 1,000 miles
east of the Florida Keys.
For over 800 years Spain has guarded
Porto Ulco. In 1920 French pirates at
tacked the coast. Mitty-flve years
later came the victory at Han Juan
over the cruel English pirate, " Don
Francisco Dragon," known to Eng
land as Hlr Francis Drake, Then
came the repulse of a Dutch
admiral. Late in the seventeenth cen
tury the English were driven off with
the loss of many ships, and 100 years
ago the Morro beat off Admiral Aber
croinbie with his Dritlsh men-of-war
after a three days' fight. Ban Juan
that proved itself so impregnable an
upholder cf the yellow and red of
Arragon and Castile, now flies the red,
white and blue.
Porto Ulco has been held by the
Spanish crown since early in the six
teenth century in the days of Ponce de
Leon, who was so. delighted with its
loveliness that he sought there the
fountain of youth.
As early as W0 the Porto Rloans at
tempted to gain their independence.
This first rebellion was put down after
short guerrilla war. Several abor
tive attempts to drive the Spaniards
from the island followed toward the
middle of the century.
It was in 1848, the year of the great
uprising in Cuba, that the most for
midable outbreak In Porto Iiloo oc
curred. In Porto ltlco preparatloni
were made for a great simultaneous
rush to arms. The Spanish govern
ment was so universally detected that
the prospective insurgents included a
large number of the people. In fact, it
was the number of people in the se
cret that proved fatal to the plot and
led to its exposure by traitors. As a
result, it was necessary that the In
surrectlon take place several weeks be
fore the patriots were prepared.
After two month's fighting Spain was
Porto ltlco is the easternmost of the
Greater Antilles. On the east the
Lesser Antilles sweep in a great bow
toward Trinidad, Inclosing on the
westward the Carribean sea. The near
est strategic point to Han Juan is Ht.
Thomas, a Danish coaling station,
ninety tulles to the southwest. Mona
passage, seventy miles in width, cuts
Porto Ulco from Ilaytl, its nearest
western neighbor. To Hampton Roads
from Han Juan is 1,430 tulle; to Key
West, 1,050; to the Cape Verde islands,
Our new colony Is a parallelogram,
about 103 miles long and forty miles
wide. With its dependencies it con
tains about 8,070 square miles of ter-
retory, and a mixed population of
about 890,000. There are fewer Span
iards in Porto Rico than in Cuba, in
proportion to the population. This Is
due to the fact that the island is
poorer and, therefore, does not afford
so rloh a harvest field to the politician
and office holder of Madrid. Of the
population, about 475,000 are whites,
itC,6t7 mulattos and 75,xki negroes.
Slavery was abolished In 1871.
Our agricultural transactions with
the island duritlg the lastyear amount
ed to 84.170.OOO. the least since the
civil war, esoept In INttJ. The high'
est mark was In 4871, when Im
ports and exports combined equaled
818,870,000. Agricultural products
ntav the most Important part la our
commerce. Sugar Is the most Import'
ant of the Porto Kioto export to
America, comprising nearly 73 per eent
of all Imports. Sugar and molasaet
together form vS per vent. In return
we supply the Island with breadkluffa
The total exports of the island In
lilts amounted to about t,uoo,0o0,wltli
about 13.000.001 Im Imports.
The ehlef town of the Island Is a
Juaa, the capital, with a population
f ti.414 Inhabitants It Is on 1
long and asrrow Island, separ
etel from the wiuUn4 at one
end by a shallow arm ul the ms,
wale Is a bridge eoaneetlng It with
the mainland, stalest run out here In
k long sand spit.
Ihe Ur( elty I IW, with IT,
III lebabiteate, Hn ti.rm.n, the
socoad elty la site, hts Ut label
TWO MURDEMED BY ROBBERS,
ttotate" KttI a rM e4 Mis wits te
ft. As a, in, (vi ia-:mmvii
evr. a '! fern, and hi
ire were fat ntrtr4 itdsi
Mwsr heats ' eveket In by
. Uktramsat. (tufflar
had eater 4 by a tdw, A
14 tt the ntwrdare-t ul tLyt
epstalr bat hr I ntaxl, t hiaUjHf,
II is thieved, k4 a Urge tarn tf
. a a
l tee auwee.
NEWS IN BRIEF,
Columbus. . Kan. Prall'a elevator
waa totally destroyed by fire Monday
night Loss, 110.000. ,
lUadlnB'. Pa. Four men were killed
by the explosion of a Wilmington and
Northern freight engine at Joanna
Lebanon, Kan. Cheunoey If. Me-
Nail, an old soldier, aged . 85 yeare,
father of Insurance Superintendent
Webb MoNall, postmaster at this
plane, died here Sunday.
London A collision has occurred on
the Great Central railroad near Earth
ney, nine persons being killed and
Springfield, Ohio. Editor Marco
Morrow, of the Republic-Times, and
Editor 8. M. MUlen, of the Daily Tern-
ocrat, fought over personal editorials.
Morrow' arm and hand were badly
bitten and Mlllen's faue was scratched,
lkth are now under arrest.
Chicago. The formation of a furnl
are trust by the largest manufacturers
throughout this country was consid
ered at a meeting in this city Monday,
The intention is to form a company
with a capital of 125,000,000 with head
quarters in Chicago.
Paris. The dowstrer duchess of
Sutherland, wife of the president ol
the council of UrltUlt ministers, while
on board a train bound for Calais, lost
a satchel containing jewelry worth
1150,000. It Is believed that the satchel
was stolen, but there is no clew to the
Hprlngfleld, 111. On account of a
shooting affray at Puna, in which a
negro shot another with a state rifle,
Governor Tanner issued an order re
calling all state rifles in possession of
Sheriff Coburn of Christian county,
St. Joseph, Mo. Owing to the alarm
ing lncreae of diphtheria in this city,
Health Officer Graham has instituted
rigorous quarantine measures and has
ordered a general fumigation among
other methods adopted to stamp out
the diseame. Hundreds of bushels of
sulphur will be burned in the sewers.
These fires will be Ignited at distance
of one block.
New York. Graham A, Young of
Louisville, Ky,, who died at the post
hospital at Willit's point, was heir to
almost a million dollars. He enlisted
in the United States engineers and
went with the' expedition to Porto
Ulco. He returned three weeks ago
and was taken ill with typhoid fever.
His father was a millionaire earthern
Marshalltown, Iowa. Rev. George
IL Parrlsh, pastor of the Congrega
tional church of this city, was arrested
by officer from Sandwich, 111., charged
with forging a check for 1300 three
years ago under the name of Rev.
Mark Thompson. He is also charged
with Issuing checks for .VW on Water
town and Elk horn, Wis., banks. Par
rlsh is a married man and a brilliant
Santiago de Cuba. The wood used
by the military establlthment for gov
ernnient purposes since the capitula
tion of Santiago has been sent here
from the United States at a probable
cost of over 118 a cord. This has been
a needless waste of money. The for
ests are full of wood of all descrip
tions, thoroughly suitable to all the
Cleveland, Ohio. Countess Louisa
von Llndau, art actress known in Ger
many and many American cities as
Countess Koenlgstow, wai locked up
at the central police station here upon
the charge of intoxication. During the
night she made an unsuccessful at
tempt to commit suicide In her cell. In
police court her fine wae suspended for
twenty-four hours In order that she
might have time to leave the city. The
countess was formerly quite wealthy,
but through dissipation lost every
thing. Washington. The grave of the late
Secretary of State James G. Blaine,
which has heretofore been unmarked
save for a dead oak tree, will have a
monument of the finest marble from
Vermont within the next ten days.
Ever since the death of Mr. lilalne his
expressed wish that nothing should
mark his Isst resting place but the
blasted tree has been carefully ob
served, but as a result of a heavy wind
storm that rulnsd the tree some
months ago, Mrs Illalne decided the
grave thould receive suitable recogni
tion. The stone Is eight feet high, of
the simplest design and devoid of or
namentation. The Inscription con
sists simply of ths name, date and
place of birth and date and place of
rilnt, Mloh.-W. P. Murray of Clin
ton, Iowa, shot and killed his wife,
Harriet, an Ineurable InuuU of tk
Grove atvlem, located here, and then
himself. Their bodies were found In
a grove, w We they had gone for a
walk, a lt shot through Ihe bead. In
Mr. Murray's poeket was found a let
ter addrsMed to the phythlan la
eharge at the liutUutioa eiplalnlng
the resson of his e I !. He said that
the imlr way to rstleve hi wife frm
her sufferlNg wan la kill her, and
that at It waa agaiat Ihe law to da
so the only thing be eould do was t
1 hoot himself elsu,
fall Ktr, Me The agreeateat
aatoag Ihe maaafsturer of prtal
eloth .t vttHekl produ,tl sad pat all
the standard plain g Mkt t st ed
Using made lulo the euetrvt f a '
mitlee la sell we U hot t, a It v4
era bee, has ba fisls4,
floren, ltd . Se baa rthJ
here ml the death by fretting 1st!
IMnrdtr eight ef the lOyear uld ea
ef Willie l.oUa. I Uf 8 tulle frm
bre and the sJkie fatal f resting ef
Ihe father, lhywer driving home
frota tloteaee aud lt their way la
the bltadiag taew tr at.
SOME OK FIGURES BY COUNTIES
The Republican Claim
perity " Caused the Increase in School
STATE TAXES PAID
A Comparison of Two Years 1894-5 with Two Years 1896-7
Shows More Counties Decreased Than Increased
A Net Decrease
, If tfie repuMoon cainixilgn manag
er lmd poasewwed the raLrneaff and
toneety to com frankly up to tL
rock at the oiwnlwg of Uh cuuniwlgn
ami admitted that Hartley, Humh11 Si
Co. trad misnmimged the echool fuTwle
and that the great lnraie in actiool
fund spportloimietnfta tfluj jt 18
monttlis, waa trlmply the rcanlt of hon
ewt butAnem iruniflgement, tfhey would
Imve iMsWered their standing wltib; 1
telMgenit jwnle aU over tiia etnte.
ItNfUnd of doijiir this UmUud of
tKiylog that tlnere waa nothing wwnideT
ful in tllio better smKr1.Loiimciit bo
niKe it wis aim ply businnsm, otmntno'O
st-iiHo aipplled to the collection anJ
dllabuiwranonit of Ui atmool funds tlwry
a one lvfiiilt luntt Uncle Juke Wolfe
for cUiroctllltug leu on aoliool kuuls
on w-lii-)i,iot a cni luul been 1M
tor elx or lg4ii ymm jm1 rc-hrttlng
t1i kiiMri io thowe who would tsiy mnd
in, Hue same breajttn declare that tba In
in 181) in,
4 TU o.t
trj j vj 4
Adama . .
Hanner . .
Nance .. ,
Hsllne , .
twit's HI u ft
ay be ,.,
lark in mi
SECOND HAND STORE.
BIGGEST AND CHEAPEST
In the city, Cook Stew-1 If Attn. IMi ami Sprin:, I)UH
ti, Tinware, all kind ( Took Sr5 m bruits yut buy,
No. 132 South 10th St. Phone 581.
W. 0. VANANDEL. Propriotor,
That "McKinley Pros-
SHOW THE CONTRARY
of Over $50,000,
orease in w;hool apnortdonimenit is all
due to WcKlnley prosiwri'ty that
omisd Uie icole to wy in thouanml
ox tioiinra more tnxea than previously.
Tli'ia paper hum heretofore given the
aummury of facta allowing thwt in the
two years, 1HV0-7, tfliore wore actually
collected ami wld ia over $00,000 less
money Iij'Io ulie slate trcaaury tflwiu the
previotis two ycum.
This alwjwinjr is now given by ooira
iim. It comi!olHy overUhmowa the
W'11 TtipuWUnn theory thai tHi lm
cmiwe liv school furula won tlie reauW
of tlh tstymetii of delinquent tnxea
cniiwd i;y MtfKlnley prosjterity. It
wnllrms 'lYeasurer Meaorve'a atate
ttieui that tlie collection of dellnquwnJt
ii x re (luHuatea aoconllug to the an
Won of couwfy treasurer. About liftlf
Wi muntle Jnmwawl their mymewta
In. 18fifl-7 over tlio trevifua two ywra
and linlf de!Teaw. The total de
emme us sQiKwn ,is over 1 50,000.
taxes collects 1
in 1800 7.
1 6,888 30
12. 4. VI. 05
S J 005 8T
"''l, 81 5.00
tss' ' '
8 2?N 80 ,
90 1 0 J
ta4 - i
r W WW wO C
"No use for a duster
( "No use for a duster there no dust on
SB I M . . W M
Every dealer who Has handled Battle
Ax knows this to be a facte There
is no old stock of Battle Ax any
where : nothing but fresh goods, as
Battle Ax sells five times more than
any other brand in the worlds
All who chew it never changes
Remember the name;
when you buy aflain.
xim CEti ctj:.ED
AND IR000HI fOPIIFICT
iijr avt la
loll tnumnt vf T.rws tlci
r Umln tmuiil. Dun turf it m
m Mlvhl Lamm. Dm Immm pan.
Mxl fit MS rlOB HlUn .U. W. Imu.
wrttun tuuubt with full enr.
tut wmru. w. aua out wm mta
Mnerme ran Nees.si Isnereseerr
1IONT. W. A. lOVNTElt.
l'awiwe Clity Outober 80. '
lltwtrice ihilAr 21.
Fo4rlwtry (MxAmr 22.
iCetl Cbutl Ocuyber 24.
Olmctm OctoW 2S.
Ik'iuem (Mdjr 26. Afternoon
Crete OuUAnr 26. Nlffht.
York OtSUAHV 27 AftmrnooiJ.
llutltiv C)rHrler 27-JNlgjt.
K wwl OuUVbw 2.
tSyrucutte (MkAwr 29 Afternoort.
Nbrwl(A Oily (Mobtr 29. Nlffbi.
ATTORNKY OKNKRAL &MYT1I.
lilotsjtifleld (K-'tolx-r 20.
(Wlliton. (Mwr 21.
Norfolk OcUjHkt 22.
Frennonit (ktolxr 24.
tStanfaw (Xrtiwlt.r 25, i '
Hcfouyler QcUAxir ifl.
CoJinnbtis OcMwr 27.
HON FUEI) T. DUUOIS.
I'ttwiife City October 20.
Iksiitrk-e October 21.
llnwt'iinr Oebw 22.
HON. J. H. MBSKUVB.
Oitwull Island Octotesr 18, with Du
tool. Ilfltlnprs OHolw 22, wllb Dubois.
uov j. b. iiAiinia
Wine October 20.
VaJpamleo Oetobnr 21.
Otoe Courtly Octolier 22.
Otoe Oanmif Octoler 24.
and Satisfaction Guar
iMantecd. Ileak IlullJlog, Corner 19tb end O.
Ladies are invited to call and
Certificate ol Putlicatioa.
Auditor of Public Accounts,
.Umle, N.b , Itrlctwr 1 1, 1
It Is kr7 rvriirtl, Ihsi the
Lrie l ire Insurance ComiMny
o( HufUlo, in ihe state
til New York,
. M W k. Im.i. I . ml
t s. t4 t Ki im
sm m t'H Im. t M im .
'. ..I IttlHl $ IS.
I M IMH4 IS. 4l t .' ..... . tk
SV I S.Sitait r. S.
siitli. iT,l. Ne.
IU4 Ike Mrsses Mr, ft IHV
W W W WW W,W VZLi 1
there ' no dust on
it sells too fast I
tnyUau era T tsr
jrabitt. Oar. BT1 S-l
vImsj wHtisisTtw e. yivrrtovi.
Anprr rvri t r.
TO THE ROUGH RIDERS
bad to pass! under the auction ham
mer reoeatly,nd ', It brought teare
to their ey eto ( see.tbelr friends la
camp and battlepae to tranKr
All lover ol.tbenoble animal like
to see blra well J tqalpped, and look
parkling and proud In one of oar
fine oak barneee, trimmed and fla
tsbed to Ibe.Queea'a taste, and tbat
yoo can rely ton as tbe best made.
Cook a.Bariow, ,
225 So nth St., Lincoln, Neb.
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A Chilly Autumn Evcnlnr
I W eihiruble asl bwt y ty
a ttiekt, lit areie ttfv, A
I tit,..), tti ii iJ te
Many tilth traic Coals
til tsil ts siei eM mI eklll
"4 ts.sMt sWesHst es4 ewutlwrW
We vs le
Best aujlltles of ill
tel a te4 te) sMtvee eKtlle
CEfiTIRVItIC tlOCX COll CO,
uwmiiiaai. r ;,
Vs) MUua eveuva ei a u
t es.lf taUaitie. r g snetateesV
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