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LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 1895.
I K 1 El LTI III III III II
rOUR MONEY'S WORTH
Make all our
Use better material, have better
workmen than any other house in
Fall Stock Now in.
Call in While in Lincoln.
1013 to 1019 O St.
. irv . a
Because you can get better quality of Goods for your
monsy. Don't forget we carry the finest line of
TEAS AND COFFEE IX THE CITY.
at Reduced prices and all the Standard Hrands of
FLOUR. Highest prices paid for Farm Produce.
Published at Lincoln, Ne4 in-ne Interests
of Financial and Labor
fPrice, One Dollar
, For the Omaha Platform and Flee Silver or a
OR YOUR MONEY BACK.'
1032 P St.
This the place you want to stop
and bay your goods.
,bor Relorf ki
for three Months.
Capital uity JNews.
1 1th ant1, M
CUBA IS BEING KUINED
HER GREAT SUGAR INDUS
TRY IN DANGER.
Plau ton Fnabla to Gather tha Crop of
This Tear or Prapara For Next Seaion't
Butlnesa Almost Dead and the Oat
look Sertoa) View of a Planter.
New York, Aug. Aug. 2?. Tha
Ward line steamer Santiago, which
has just arrived here, brought Dr. H.
Von Herff of this city and John La
Bourdette, administrator of the Santa
Marca plantation at Guant&namo,
which was recently raided. Dr. Von
llerff said: "I found business of all
kinds in Santiago de Cuba at a stand
still. Most of the merchants were
waiting for better times. Some of
them had closed their doors. Recently
the government Issued an order forbid
ding the merchants to sell any goods
or materials to women and children
from the country. This was done to
cut off the insurrectionists from ob
taining any supplies from the towns.
The revolutionists are simply carry
ing on a guerrilla wafare. Every
few days I heard of some raid, which
usually consisted of destroying a
plantation. There is little fighting
going on. No one ventures to predict
when the war will come to an end. If
the insurrection goes on for another
year, the sugar industry will be pros
trated. The administrator of one of
the largest plantations in the Santiago
sugar district told me that it will take
the planters four or five years to re
cover from the damages already done.
Many plantations not laid waste by the
insurrectionists have been practically
abandoned. In fact, the sugar plant
ers really bear the brunt of the war.
They will have to pay enormous taxes,
even if the insurrection be put down.
At present almost every planter is
threatened with ruin if he does not
contribute money to the insurgent
cause. The sugar planters are be
tween the devil and the deep sea. If
they do not contribute large sums of
money for protection their fields are
laid waste. If they ask for protection
they are marked as enemies of the re
public and their property would be sot
on fireor ruined at the first opportu
nity." TREATIES ABOVE STATES.
Bannock and Shoshone Indian Hunters
Will Be Protected In Wyoming.
Washington, Aug. 27. No attention
will be paid by the Indian bureau to
the game laws of Wyoming where
they come into conflict with the treat
ies of the United States with the
Bannock and Shoshone Indians, the
attorney eeneral, after considering
the matter", having informed the sec
retary of the interior and the com
missioner of Indian affairs that the
right of Indians to hunt on unoccupied
lands, in his opinion, are unquestion
able, and that he considers that the
state of Wyoming has no power to
limit or abridge this right.
No definite steps to enforce this de
termination have been decided upon
than that the instructions to the
United States district attorneys to se
cure the release of the Indians now in
custody on writs of habeas corpus
probably will be supplemented by an
order to do the same thing in case any
arrest shall be made in tne future.
The bureau will discourage hunting
by the Indians as far as possible, and
at, present no passes will be issued per
mitting the braves to leave the reserv
ation. NATIONS AGAINST CHINA.
Germany May Join France, England and
America in I'rotertlng Minsloiiarles.
London, Aug. 2?. The licrlin corre
spondent of the Standard telegraphs
to that paper that the news that
Trance will join England and America
in whatever steps may be necessary to
stop the massacrs of foreigners in
China has induced some German news
papers to express the hope that Ger
many will do likewise. Germany has
a large squadron in Chinese waters.
Washington, Aug. 2o. The Concord
sailed to-day from Chemulpo, Corea,
and willproeeed direct to Chee Foo,
China. The Yorktown is also bound
for that port, having left Shanghai
Saturday. Then the United States
will be well prepared for any action
leemcd necessary in Chinese waters.
MR. PECK RESIGNS. "
Leave the Santa Fe and fioe to tin
Mllwaukb aa General Solicitor.
Chicago, Aug. 37. George R. Peck
has tendered his resignation of the of
fice of general solicitor of the Atchi
son, Topcka and Santa Fe railway to
Receivers McOook and Walker and the
same has been aooepted. E. I?. Kenna
of St Louis, who has held th position
of general attorney of the Frisco road,
part of the Santa F e system, has been
It is stated on reliable authority
that Mr. Peck has been offered the po
sition of general counsel of the Chi
cago, Milwaukee and St. Paul road,
which hns been vacated since the
death of Jidge John M. Cary several
months ago, although the St Paul's of
ficials would neither confirm nor dy
Ofltolala Acruied of Malfeanance.
Larnsd, Kan., Aug. 27. Ex-CouLty
Attorney Polk Cllne is preparing to
bring suit against County Attornoy A.
T. Casey and Deputy County Attorney
II. G. Flaherty for malfeasance in
office, in collecting fees in violation of
the statutes. Casey and Flaherty art
HOLMES LATEST STORY.,
Teua la m Signed Statement How Nannie
NbwYork, Aug. 7. A signed state
ment written by H. II. Holmes in Moy
amensing prison at Philadelphia and
certified to by his lawyer, going into
all the details of his acquaintance with
Minnie R. Williams, is printed by a
local paper. Holmes writes that he
first met Minnie at an intelligence
office, kept by one Campbell, on Dear
born street, Chicago, in January, 1893,
and employed her as a stenographer.
She was installed in his office in the
building which has become known as
"Holmes' Castle, ' and from March to
May of that year occupied rooms in
the building adjoining the office. Oc
casionally meals were served in the
building, and if any bones have been
found in the stove there, he writes, it
will be found by microscopic examin
ation that they are the remains of
Holmes says that in April Minnie
Williams, knowing him to be in need
of money, gave a draft for $2,5o), the1
proceeds of the sale of real estate she
bad held in Texaf and asked him to
use it until she shou d need it.
About this time. Holmes narrates,
Miss Williams was taken ill, suffered
from acute mania and was removed to
the Presbyterian hospital, being en
rolled as Mrs. Williams, as her ail
ment was such that it was prudent for
her to pass as a married woman.
Minnie Williams' condition was
brought about, so Holmes says she
told him, by a prominent Boston busi
ness man, head of a firm dealing in
surgical instruments, with whose wife
6he visited at their home in Somer
ville. This mnn had acquired an influ
ence over her which she was unable to
resist; betrayed her, and she met him
frequently at a hotel near his place of
business, breaking her engagement to
marry an honest cleric. When she
grew better and returned to his house,
her sister, Nannie Williams, came from
Texas to visit her. Returning ono
evening early in July f rem a day in the
city, he was greeted with a cry from
Minnie Williams in the parlor: "Is
that you? My God, I thought you
would never come. Nannie is dead. " ,
She was seated upon the floor, hf-;
ing her sister's head in hr anas,
rocking back and forth and moaiMug,
much as a mother would over a c:hild.
He found that; Nannie had beeiA dd
for hours, and laid her body uion tho
bed in his own room, finding tyo mark
of violence, but a slight discoloration
on one of her temples. AceoB'ding to
the story written by Holmes Minnie
Williams had been away .thW preced
ing nigh, and Holmes also been
unexpectedly detained MJ business all
night When Minie( Williams re
turned home she noUceM 'hat his bed
had not been occupied! during the
This is what Holmes i -rites: "And
with only one thought in rW disordered
mind, she had rushed h. '. the adjoin
ing room where her aisle; j-sat. and in a
voice which only the very few who
have been intimately acquainted with
M iss Williams can appreciate, had said:
'You devil, you have bluven my hus
band from inc.' At t lie KiMie time she
struck her sister with a mall foot
stool, causing hir to lall t!i the Door
where with hard.y a Htrviggle, she
ceased to breathe."
At first Minnie thought lier sister
had only fainted anil tried,' to revive
her, then she found heretl'oits useless,
and remained iu the positioiii hvwhich
he found her. Then cane) thljines
tion of what to do. Ho'.meW V.tory of
w hat was done follows: i
"We clothed Nannie in a 1-i'ht ?ress
she had liked to wear, and .iking- a
large trunk she had brought jvrit). Ler
from Texas, I placed her in it' I went
to a stable and obtained e covered con
veyance, and upon my i-piurn 1 en
gaged a man to accompany m,j to the
house and help mo place ;h l.r'iMt in
the carriage. I then drovs to it! e Iske
side and waited until n jht, tl us ap
pearing to parties noticii g me,j if any,
that I was awaiting the rtturu C.t some
belated boating party.
"Then I procured a boat,fit soma
distance and took it near my waiting
place, and later, with considerable
trouble, I placed, the trunk in the
craft and proceeded abaut nro mile
from the shore. There in thti dark
ness passed beyond the sig'.t t of this
world into the ever-grasp ng lepths
of Lake Michigan all that wai- atortal
of this beautiful Christian glr?
"The housekeeping w a bnk:i up,
and very shortly thereafter Mtt. Hatch
took Minnie Williams to f ii aukee,
where she remained ir a private insti
tution until later in t'.e suwrne . The
cause that produced ner urisoui.d men
tal condition had been removet.. We
kept Nannie's things several weeks,
until I could obtain time to dispose of
them, when I assorted mint of them
and gave them to Pict.el. telling him
that they were some that Miss Will
iams had sent to his children. All the
others wer,e burned in the large stovo
in the third story cflicn. The last I
ever saw of Miss Williams was in De
troit last fall, and my belief is that
she is still alive and welh"
BACTERIA IN THE MILK.
Three or Four Million Germs Regarded
aa Moderate In flu rope.
Washington, Aug. 27. A review of
the process of changes in milk is mado
in a buletin of the agricultural de
partment It points out that the
amount of bacteria in the raiik sunpiy
of cities and towns vary greatly. TV ta
so far made show that city milk that
contains not more that S,X)0,noo or
4,000,000 bacteria ner cubic ctctimeti-r
mav be regarded as exceptionally
good, for European cities, and the
probability is that tho milk supply
delivered in America's largest cities is
in yenerU1 juperior to that of European
cities, th, milk of large cities, it is
staled, f.-ut'us mere germs than that
of small ouittl lunltles, but U probably
no mora Latnii'1'.
To Lincoln is Given a Cordial Invitation to Call
at our Store.
We Claim to llave Larger Assortments of Desir-ablo
Than Can be Found in all Other Lincoln Stores
Combined. Our Shelves are now Filled With
Fall and Winter Merchandise and Prices Were
Never Before so LOW.
Come And See For Youtself.
1235 to 1239 O Street.
COLORADO BULL FIGHT.
Simply an Exhibition pf Cruelty Wit
netted by 6,000 People.
CmrPLE Ckeek, Col., Aug. 27. An
other bull was killed in the arena at
Gillett yesterday, in the presence of
6,000 people, and the work was done
in the regal splendor of Spain and
Mexico. The first bull turned Into tha
u-.ona was an exceedingly tame animal.
vn after the darts were in him, he
refusib.to fight, '"tindj, the multltuda
cried for si: nefw aajrmj Arizona
Charley appeared to be echl!y dis
gusted and.headed the band of euvobyl
mat arove tne Dull into trie arena.
The next animal made a light
for his life, but its fight was quickly
over. Chireta, the king of the arena,
in not only Mexico, but Spain, made
two slabs at the animal, and -then
practically left him dead, but the Mex
icans with the red cloaks tossed the
creature and made him dart at them.
One came within an ace of losing his
life and there was great excitement in
consequence, especially among the lit
tle company to which the individual
belonged. Not a few women fainted.
It was simply an exhibition of cru
elty and was not enjoyed at all by the
Over a hundred deputy sheriffs were
in attendance and the management
was again placed under arrest, but no
attempt was made to stop the proceed
HOSTS OF KNIGHTS.
Boston Receive the Templar With Band!
Great Crowd In the City.
Boston, Aug. 27. Knights Templar
and their ladies from every section of
the United States and visitors from
every nook and corner of New Eng
land nave been pouring into the city
to-aay uy the thousands. Ono hundred
sammanderies, including over 3,500 Sir
Knights, arrived at the different rail
road stations and before midnight to
night fifty more delegations will ar
rive Among other delegations which
came in were fifteen commanderics
from Illinois, including Chicago com
mandcry; the grand cominandery of
Colorado, two from South Dakota, two
from Indian territory and Oakland t
comaiandery of California. '
104-10G North Tenth St.
The beneficiary of the Mora claim Is
now 87 years old and in feeble health.
Plans are being completed for the
great American university at Wash
ington. The government is pleased at recent
action of Indians in favor of allotment
of lands in severalty.
Secretary Bayard, in a speech in
England, spoke proudly of the home
life of President Cleveland. t
Attention is called by friends of the
administratlon..tA.w tgorouH forelirn
Tpofrcj heing1 inaugurated by Secretary
IngallUen "sUiri ,lu iu ft m,,ort
time., ' v ' -' ""
All Western roa,Lsa mlk,,n? f !ab
orate preparations for handlin'r&SS-?::'
mendous crop this falL , ' ,
A buried treasure, consisting of 530, '
000 in gold, is said to have been fouuti
at White Pigeon, Ind.
The steamer Rosedale struck a snag
and sank near Shawneetown, 111., with
1,200 bags of corn.
The labor commissioner of San
Francisco wants congress to exclude
.TflnnnncA fmm A TMn.i.i.
The petition of James Peralto Reaf
corpus, was denied.
The United Societies for Liberal
Sunday Laws will have a "Liberty
Day" celebration in New York.
General John C. Black, Senator
Palmer and others conferred at Spring
field. 111., presumably to boom Morri
son for president.
The Flag Law Opposed.
Bi.oomington, 111., Aug. 21. A con
vention of school directors of McLean
county assembled here to-day to con-
sidcr the new state flag law to the
provisions of which strenuous objeC'
tions have been made. The convex
tion was decidedly animated, a large
majority of those present being op
posed to the new law. Resolutions
were offered declaring the flag law
"unamerican and despotic."
Among the representatives elected
to the Chickasaw legislature is a full
blood named Yellow Wolf, who is
almost 114 years old.
As an opening wedge for fall businnt.
we offer for one week Men's strictly tis
Wool Suits in a neat brown check a'10wa
$4.00 for Full Suit visor
Mail oiders promptly filled and m
refunded if suit is not in every
satisfactory. i In
Our fall and winter Catalogue s ,)0
in press and will be mailed to yrl'tlUi
postal request. We clothe thou?e' antl
men we never see. Our mail or h'Vi
tern is perfect and gives satisfe
all. Send your address at once f "work
and samples of Men's and lioj and the
ing. atly the
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