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BUTCHER SPAIN TALKING.
WILL NOT PERMIT INTERFER
ENCE WITH HER CRUELTIES.
Spain Spurns all Propositions to
Settle the Cuban Question Ex
cept in Her Own Cruel, Inhuman
and Barbarous Way.
Madrid, Oct. 26. In a special note to
United States Minister Woodford, the
government declares that Spain hus
done all In her power to end the war in
Cuba and cites the many sacrifices
which have been made by the nation,
the number of troops sent to Cuba und
the reforms which are to be carried out
In the island, which are fully described.
The note ends with the statement that
"Spain will not admit the right of any
foreign power to interfere In any of her
El Tempo published with reserve the
announcement that the reply of the
Spanish government to the United
States, presented by General Stewart L.
Woodford, the American minister at
Madrid, declares that it the United
States does not stop the sailing of fili
bustering expeditions from American
ports Spain will re-establish the right
to search vessels anchoring In Cuban
Spain's reply to the note of the United
States hinting at mediation In Cuba and
requesting an answer before the end of
this month has been placed In the
hands of the American minister at Mad
rid, General Woodford. The draft of
the reply, made by Foreign Minister
Gullon, was unanimously approved by
The communication is courteous in
tone, but very determined in rejecting
the purport of the American note.
Spain resolutely asserts her determin
ation to settle the Cuban question her
self without foreign assistance or inter
ference of any kind. She declines to fix
any date for the pacification of Cuba,
which she proposes to brtng about as
she sees fit, by force of arms, and by
political reforms, culminating in au
The press unanimously approves the
attitude of the Sagasta cabinet, as be
ing in harmony with national senti
ment, the people having become weary
of his predecessor's policy of continu
ous concessions to American diplomacy.
The Spaniards seem to be conscious
that their relations wth America are
approaching a grave and c ritical stage.
NO COLD NOW UNTIL SPRINC
Yukon River Freezes UpSoildand
Boats are Hauled Up.
Seattle, Wash., Oct. 26. The steamer
Humboldt arrived last night with Ave
men from Dawson City, leaving there
September 3, and three men from Mlrtok
and other points on the Yukon, 'l iny
say no gold will come out this fail, as
this steamer has taken the last of those
who have come down the Yukon. The
river Is already frozen hard and boats
are laid up for the winter.
The Humboldt left St. Michaels Octo
ber 3. The five men from Dawson are
John F. Miller and Frank Sims of
this city; C. A. Harrison of Atchison,
Kas.; William Dubel, New Jersey, and
William Hraund of Black Diamond,
They were passengers on the river
steamer Margaret. When they found the
. mouth of the river blocked with Ice they
resolved to coma ovarind at all haz
ards. For seven days they crept for
ward through terrible wind and snow
storms. Some of them fell In their tracks
and had to be helped by their stronger
companions. They crossed the river,
covered with a thin Ice, by lying dovn
and pushing their pack before them, ind
at night they sought shelter from the
storm by huddling In an Eskimo tent
or lying unprotected from the biting
wind save by blankets.
Of the 6,000 or 6,000 people In Dawson
and vicinity at least 1,000 will be
obliged to flee from Impending starva
tion. Up to September 3, when the Mil
ler party left Dawson, new arrivals
numbered from three to twenty people
dally, and there Is no doubt that that
ratio will be continued all winter.
ONE WAY OF RELIEF.
Three hundred men were working in
the gulches, and In the hills were sev
eral prospectors, all of whom knew
nothing of the shortage, and were de
pending on the company stores for pro
visions. One way of relief Is open to
the minerB. Five hundred or 1,000 could
winter at Circle City, 100 miles below
Dawson, and draw their supplies by dog
train from Fort Yukon. Circle City has
500 houses, and Is said to be the largest
log cabin town In the world.
John F. Miller says there will not
necessarily be starvation, but certainly
miners will suffer extreme privation).
Five hundred men Intended to come
down the river, but that Is closed and
they cannot get out.
There Is no doubt that the people ( f
Dawson have been alive to the situation
for six weeks. "Our leaving," says Sims,
"was the beginning of a stampede for
grub. Transportation companies at St.
Michaels and Fort Yukon claim the
liquor traffic has no appreciable effect
on the supply of provisions. Not more
than thirty tons of liquor, they say, has
gone Into the country."
BLOCKADE OF GOLD.
With the blockade of the Yukon
every possibility vanishes of treasures
by steamer Portland. No gold will come
out this year.
There Is any amount of gold at Daw
son. It Is not unusual to see horses
laden with dust. Hut the mines are
owned by men who know their value.
"One sees It on every hand," the return
ing miners say, "It seems plentiful, but
you must remember it Is more plentiful
In the United States treasury and Is
Just as hard to get. People who flock to
the mines expecting to pick up gold In
the grass roots do not realize what they
are up against."
There Is no doubt that a large amount
of treasure will come from the Yukon
basin next year. If the miners can get
enough to eat to continue mining dur
ing the winter. Gold sent out early this
year will not be a circumstance to next
spring's output of the sluice boxes.
Mr. Miller says nothing of consider
able value has been found this summer.
There Is not an Inch of ground unstakeJ
on the Klondike.
The following named creeks . have
Sulphur, Quartz and Moosehide, for
Instance, for twelve miles above the
mouth; Henderson, Dominion and Vic
Henderson creek Is twelve miles above
Stewart river and Victoria gulch Is
twelve miles below Stewart river. j
It has been found that X-rays are very
ureful for photographing flower and
fruit buds. In an experiment made with
a violet -colored hyacinth the sensitized
plate, after development, showed thai
the contour of the petals, the veins and
the Internal form of the ovary were well
represented. The use of tubes that give
very little light Is advised for such ra
diographs. The auriferous tissues are
very transparent to the X-rays. Dry
frtiltG and flower buds give excellent re.
suits. The seeds and different parts of
the flower are distinctly seen.
SIX MONTHS IN A HAREM.
Thrilling Experience of an Ameri
San Francisco, "al., Oct. 26. Miss
Maude Ioudon Is an American girl who
Into Just passed through a thrilling ex
perience. She Is In her home In San
Francisco, and mighty glad to be there
every time she thinks about Hara Paxtia
of Egypt, of his harem and of her own
escape from it.
Miss Loudon was a teacher In Pun
Francisco. Her health suffering from
too much confinement she retired by
physician's advice and took a long t.ea
voyage. She decided to visit her uncle,
a physician, who had settled in Cairo,
While Miss Loudon was In Cairo
benefiting by soft, warm air, her uncle
heard from one of his patients, a rich
native, that he desired a European or
American governess for his children a
common requirement in Egyptian
Hara Pasha was very rich. He had
thirteen children, and. for a wonder,
only one wife. He spoke French fluent
ly, and it was thought that his house
hold would be a pleasant one for her
to spend a few months in, at 100 fraivs
a month, with board and lodging.
Hara Pasha lived at Matarlch, a fa
"My employer," says Miss Loudon, in
telling her story, "was a man of forty,
tall, pale, and very dark. He wore the
conventional dress of European gentle
men, only the fez marked him as Ori
ental. In the afternoon following the
morning of Hara Pasha's first visit he
conducted me to his home. Beginning
then and there to be one of the female
members of his harem, I was not per
mitted to ride in the ordinary railway
coaches, but was given a seat in a com
partment set aside for women. My new
abode was situated near the railroad
and looked like a convent. A high, gray
wall surrounded the entire premises.
The Pasha took from his pocket a key
with which he unlocked a small iron
bound door In the wall. This door uep
arated me from the world beyond, for
during the next six months 1 was rot
permitted to a;aln cross that thresh
old. "Hara Pasha went In search of his
wife and children to introduce them to
me. One after the other, the members
of his family made their appearance.
With an exasperating clatter of her
Chinese shoes the lady of the house en
tered the room. She at once Informed
me with great pride that she was the
mother of eight sons. Not a word was
said about the five girls who also owed
their existence to her. Mme. Hara Pa
sha was petite and pale and rather si-k-ly
looking. She wore a long black gown,
with wide sleeves. The day was warn
and this was the only garment that cov
ered her body. She welcomed me in the
Arabian tongue, first touching my hand
and then her forehead.
"The children came finally, first th
eldest daughter, a consumptive girl of
14. She was arrayed in a sky-blue Mown
made like a long Mother Hubbard. On
lied head she wore a red turban, similar
to the black one on her mother's head.
She parlez-vous'd' delightfully, having
learned it from my predecessor. The
eldest son was 13. He attended a school
conducted by Europeans, and was,
therefore, dressed like our schoolboys
and comparatively clean in his habits.
The dresses of the smaller children were
filthy, almost, full of holes, and tlielr
faces had not been touched by water
that day. All were barefooted but an 8-year-old
lad, whose feet wallowed in the
Immense slippers of his father.
"When the entire harem had been pre
sented to me Hara Pasha departed to
eat his dinner alone In his own room.
Only the eldest son was now and then
permitted to share his father's meal.
The dinner conslatwd of ten courses and
at least and hour and a half was con
sumed by the master of the house In
making way with It. The two younger
sons waited upon him, running ba"k
and forth between the kitchen and the
dining room. When the pasha had fin
ished we sat down to eat. I shall never
forget my first Arabian meal. We gath
ereda round a long table, in the center
of which was placed a steaming dish of
mutton stew and rice. They permitted
me to have a plate, a knife and a fork.
The others held in their hands a large
slice of the heavy, soggy Egyptian
bread. Mme. Pasha dug with both hands
down Into the stew and brought forth
pieces of meat, which she distributed
among the children. When the children
had finished what had been given to
them they fished around the dish with
their own hands, and you can better Im
agine the condition of their hands and
faces than I can describe it to you.
"The day was full of surprises. When
It was time to retire Mme. Pasha con
ducted me to the children's bedroom.
There were two beds one for me, the
other for the five smallest children, two
girls and three boys. For the first time
In my life I shuddered, when I became
aware that the Arabians do not disrobe,
but sleep in the garments they have
worn all day. Imagine the surprise of
those children when they saw me un
dress. They rushed at once to their
mother to Inform her of this fact. I
heard her pacify them, telling them Eu
ropeans had different customs. A mos
quito bar was thrown over each bed
and this was tucked under the mattress
after retiring. In the morning I again
disturbed the equilibrium of the little
ones by thoroughly washing with ,ioap
and water and brushing my teeth. They
only dipped their hands and faces In
water and forgot to wipe them dry. To
make up for this lack of dally cleanli
ness a general bath day Is observed
every week or two. The entire family Is
bathed and rubbed down by a Turkish
servant. Soap, warm water and the
sponge are liberally applied then, and
for that day at least the members of
the harem are presentable. Water Is
not plentiful In that part of Egypt, and
this may account for the sparing way In
which It Is handled In the dally toilet.
"1 soon became accustomed to the new
mode of living. I wore long, airy gowns,
learned to squat on the floor and ate
with appetite what was put before me.
My duties were very light. Parents, as
well as children, had little us- for
knowledge beyond learning to talk Eng
lish and French.
"I don't know how long I might have
remained In that harem but for an oc
currence that drove me back to my rel
atives and thence to my native land.
"Hara Pasha, w ho was already atten
tive and polite to me, became extraordi
narily amiable. Ills amiability grew so
marked that his wife took exception to
It and began to let me feel the sting i f
her Jealousy. I feared for my life, for
those who are familiar with harem
practices know that Arabian women do
not hesitate to remove their rivals by
poison. The pasha sent his wife on a
voyage to her parents. Soon after her
departure he dispatched one of his
servants to me and bade me come to bis
salon. Fearing the worst, I took one of
the children with me, but he would not
have It so, and Immediately sent the lit
tle girl away. I resented his familiarity
and declared to him emphatically that
American women expected to be treated
"I left the. salon Indignantly and Ins
led myself with the children. In the
afternoon their father went, as usual,
to Cairo. It was my opportunity to es
cape. I told the servants that the mas
ter of the house had ordered me to fol
low their mistress to her parents' hme,
packed my trunk and rode (o Cairo In a
donkey chaise. I went at once to the
home of my uncle, who received me
with open arms. In a few days the
pasha sent me the salary still due ine.
THE STATE LOSES ITS CASE
BARTLEV BOND CASE DEALT A
A Mere Technicality, which Is Un
warranted by Law, Court Decis
ions orCood Morals, Used Against
Omaha, Neb., Oct. 26. The great trial
of the state of Nebraska against the
bondsmen of the defaulting ex-state
treasurer, Bartley, to recover the stolen
J.o5,790.66 was abruptly ended on Fri
This sensational ending of one of the
most important cases ever tried during
the history of the state was bro't about
on the merest, flimsieal technicality.
Judge Powell, before whom the case v. as
being tried, on Friday afternoon ruled:
"In view of the decision in the Lansing
case, and the very mandatory character
of the language of the statute of this
state, the failure to approve the bond
on or before January 3, 1895, was a
very material matter and by reason of
that failure the office of state treasurer
became vacant and remained vacant
until the 7th day of January, 1897."
Early in the beginning of the trial,
some three weeks ago. Judge Powell
held that the approval of the bond was
not material, and a point which the de
fense could not take advantage of. But
now, after two days' argument, Judge
Powell reverses himself and by so doing
made it necessary for Attorney General
Smythe to dismiss the case and begin
a new one, which he did Saturday.
In discussing the moral phase of this
Judicial - outrage, the World-Herald
"Seldom has so remarkable a decision
ever fallen from the lips of a Judge.
Just think of It. The office of treasurer
for the two years ending January 7
was, according to Judge Powell, vacant,
and yet there languishes In Douglas
county's Jail a man condemned to a sen
tence of over twenty years in the state
penitentiary because, as state treasurer,
he embezzled the state's money dur
ing a period when, according to Judge
Powell's decision, the office was vacant.
"Newspapers ought to be slow to crit
icise the courts, but there are times
when it becomes the imperative duty
of a newspaper to announce its solemn
protest against such rulings as resulted
In the termination of the Bartley case.
If cases are to be disposed of on tech
nicalities It Is high time in Nebraska
that, some of these technicalities be on
the side of the people, who have been
plundered and robbed by republican c-f-"The
sain! mn.ner of ruling made Ly
Judge Powell yesterday would open the
Jail doors to every public plunderer
against whom Jail doors have closed
and would Insure freedom from restral it
to every other republican defaulter
who has enough cash with which to em
ploy shrewd attorneys. The same man
ner of ruling made by Judge Powell yes
terday would place the people of Ne
braska at the mercy of every man who
has plundered a Nebraska treasury.'
The decision given by Judge Powell
that the office of the state treasurer v.-as
vacant during all of Bartley's term
raises a question which was discussed
at considerable length among the attor
neys In the court room, as to whether
or not Joseph S. Bartley will be com
pelled to undergo his sentence of twenty
years In the penitentiary for embezzle
ment as state treasurer.
The general trend of the comment was
based on this question:
"If Bartley was not state treasurer.
can he be convicted of a shortage as
state treasurer? He was convicted as
state treasurer, and if the court holds
he was not treasurer he has. In law,
been wrongfully convicted."
But aside from the moral Involved the
decision of Judge Powell Is clearly con
trary to law, and especially the laws of
Nebraska .and the decisions of the su
preme court of this state. Upon this
proposition the World-Herald In a very
clear and common-sense editorial on
Monday morning said:
"HE WHO KUNS MAY READ."
In rendering his decision whereby the
Bartley case was brought to an abrupt
termination, Judge Powell referred to
a certain statute, concerning which he
"This, It seems to me, Is so plain that
he who runs may read, and that no per
son who can read ought to misunder
stand, especially when supplemented by
the decision of our supreme court in
the Lansing case."
If this statute was "so plain that be
who runs may read," why did not Judge
Powell read that statute intelligently
when he held In the early part of the
trial that the question of the bond's ap
proval was Immaterial?
If "no person who can read ought to
misunderstand this state, why did Judge
Powell misunderstand It when he ruled
In the early part of the trial that the
question of the bond's approval was
The World-Herald undertakes to nay
that aside from the attorneys who de
fended the Bartley bondsmen no law
yer of standing will Indorse Judge Pow
ell's decision upon this point.
In his opinion Judge Powell put much
stress upon this provision of the statute:
"The approval of each official bond shall
be Indorsed upon such bond by the of
ficer approving the same, and no bond
shall be filed and recorded until ,o
approved." He then said that because
Mr. Bartley's bond was filed before it
was approved, the filing thereof was
without any force' and effect because
of the statute Just quoted. Is Judge
Powell right? Let us see.
The third section Just below the one
quoted by Judge Powell provides as fol
lows: "No state or county officer. i r
their deputies, shall be taken as secur
ity upon the bond of any administrator,
executor or other officer from whom by
law bond Is or may be required, and no
practicing attorney shall be taken as
surety on any official bond, or bond In
any legal proceedings In the district In
which he may reside." The language of
this last section with respect to taking
attorneys upon official bonds, or bonds
In any legal proceedings, is certainly ps
mandatory as the language of the sec
tion quoted by Judge Powell.
If the filing of Mr. Bartley's bond be
fore It was approved was rendered of
no effect because the section quoted by
Judge Powell said that no bond shall be
filed until so approved, then the taking
of an attorney as a surety on a bond
In a legal proceeding would be equally
unaffected under the provisions of the
section last quoted, which provides that
In such ft proceeding an attorney shall
not be taken as surety. But the su
preme court of this state In the case of
Luce against Foster, 42 Neb., page Mg,
said that under the Nebraska statute
"an attorney at law should not. become
a surety upon a bond In a legal proceed
ing In the district In which he lives, and
If he signs such a bond the clerk should
not approve It, BUT IF IT' BE AP
PROVED THE SURETY 18 NEVER
THELESS BOUND THEREBY." This
language Is so clear that "he who ruis
The principle Is that the provisions
Just quoted are made for the benefit!
of the stnte, and If the state sees fit to
waive them the bondsmen cannot i:om
plaln. They In no way then can Insist j
upon that as a reason why they should
not be bound.
Judge Powell quoted from the Ijhi
sing case In support of his decision
His quotation Is correct. Standing
alone the quotation would seem to help
him, but there are other parts of the
same decision which show that It docs
not help him. In that case the stale
brought an action to determine the right
of Judge Lansing to hold the office of
county Judge of Lancaster county.
Before Judge Lansing could successful
ly defend himself he was compelled to
show that he had done everything
which the law required him to do to
perfect his title to the office. The law
required him to file his bond within
a certain time; he did not do so, and
hence, failed to show that he had done
one of the things essential to his right
sisting upon a compliance with those
provisions of the law made for its ben
efit. In the Bartley case it waived that
compliance. On page 522 of the 4bth
Neb., concerning the Lansing case, the
supreme court said: "But ACTIONS
UPON BONDS GIVN OUT OF TIME
and direct proceedings to oust an offi
cer for failing to qualify according to
law PRESENT VERY DIFFERENT
QUESTIONS for consideration." Judge
Powell In his decision thought they pre
sented the same question, but if he had
read the Lansing case carefully he
would have noticed that the supreme
court decided that they presented
"VERY DIFFERENT QUESTIONS
FOR CONSIDERATION." That the
supreme court did not consider the
Lansing case an authority for such a
decision as Judge Powell rendered is,
from the language Just quoted from
that case, so plain that "he who runs
In the same case, on pages 520 and 521
me supreme court said: "There is
another class of cases which were suits
on official bonds tendered and approved
after the statutory time. THE BEST
CONSIDERED OF THESE CASES
HOLD THE BOND VALID, not
because the statute fixing the time was
directory merely, BUT BECAUSE THE
OFFICER BECAME A DE FACTO OF
F1CER, or because THE OFFICER
AND HIS SURETIES WERE ES
TOPPED FROM ASSERTING THE
VALIDITY OF THE BOND, they hav
Ing TENDERED IT AND IT HAVING
BEEN ACCEPTED AND THE OFFI
CER HAVING ACTED UNDER IT.'
Had Judge Powell the good fortune to
have read that part of the Lansing case
lie would have said in the Bartley case
that the officer (Bartley) and his sure
ties were estopped from asserting the
validity of the bond, THEY HAVING
TENDERED it and it having BEEN
ACCEPTED and the officer (Bartley)
MAVl.NU ACTED UNDER IT."
If Judge Powell will take the trouble
to read in full the reports here referred
to, the World-Herald assures him that
he will find In them such a plain and
emphatic condemnation of his decision
In the Bartley case that "he who runs
SOME MORE EXTRAVAGANCE.
Printing Bills a Creat Bonanza For
Lincoln, Neb., Oct. 26. The senate
Journal of the last session of the leg
islature has been delivered to the sec
retary of state by the contractor. The
book comprises about 1,000 pages, or ex
actly 962, and was printed and bound at
a total cost for the 2,000 volumes of $962,
or at the rate of $1 per page.
The price paid per volume this year
is 48 cents. The comparison with pre
vious bills paid by the state for the
same work under the administration of
republican officials shows that the re
publican administration was a migily
fine thing for the contractors, even if it
was costly to the taxpayers of the state
Here are some figures on printing this
same senate Journal: In 1895 the reoub-
liean state printing board let the con
tract for printing the senate Journal and
2,000 copies were printed that year, as
this. The republican senate officials In
1895 padded the book and got 2.034 pages
Into It. The contract price that year
was $2..i5 per page, or $2.38 per volume,
and the total cost to the state was
$4,779.90, more than five times as much
as this year.
In 1889 the book as made up contained
1,598 pages and the cost per page that
year was $3. The cost per volume in 18?9
was $2.40 and the total cost of the job
was $4,794. The excess of the cost
1895 over that of 1897 was $3,817.0, or
more than four times the total cost this
The cost of printing the session laws
shows as great a difference under the
present administration as does the sen
ate Journal Job. The state has printed
after each session of the legislature the
Journals of the two houses, a compila
tion of the school laws for the use of the
officials who need thein in ..he counties
and school districts. Some figures from
the books In the secretary of state's of
fice show what republican government
cost the state In this small particular
alone. All four of these books cost in
1889, $18,510, and In 1895 they cost $12.
247.90. In 1897 they cost the state for the
whole batch Just $3,865.01. The excess
of the cost for these printing contracts
over the cost In 1897 was $14,644.99 In 1889
and the excess of cost In 1895 was
In 1895 the republicans printed 1,000
house Journals at a cost of $3,910 and in
1897 the present administration had 2,000
printed for about one-fourth of that
sum, or exactly $1,000. The printing of
these four compilations cost the state
In two years of republican ascendancy
over $20,000 more than It should have
cost for those two years, as shown by
what the present administration gets
it done for.
FIGURES ON CENTRAL PLANT
Plan to Light all State Buildings
Lincoln, Neb., Oct. 26. The draughts
man In the office of the commissioner f
public lands and buildings is making
some calculations showing the distance
between the five state Institutions and
buildings at Lincoln, with a view of
having some estimates made as to the
practicability of instituting a central
power plant to furnish electricity for
lighting all of them.
Those places to be reached are the
state house, the penitentiary, the state
university, the home for the friendless
and the Nebraska hospital for the In
sane. All of these, except the hospital
for the Insane, are now furnished light
from the Lincoln Electric Light com
pany or the city gas company. The
state university especially gets in addi
tion a large supply from the street rail
way company for power purposes.
Some figuring has bfctrn done by local
electricians on the feasibility of the
state furnishing all this and saving a
large amount in light bills. The exact
amount of the cost to the state for light
ing is not at hand, but It Is known that
It costs for the state house $45 per
month, and It was $6D up to a few
months ago; the penitentiary pays $100
per month, and the university must pay
many times as much.
The distances as shown hv the
draughtsman's plat are, counting from
the state house, to the penitentiary two
ni a quarter miles, to tne asylum about
the same, to the university about on
mile. The home for the friendless Is
situated In the middle of the triangular
pint, bounded by a line run from the
Mate house to the penitentiary and to
HENRY GEORGE'S CANDIDACY
GREATER NEW YORK IS BEING
The Struggling Masses of the Great
Metropolis are Rallying to the
Support of Their Old-Time Friend
New York, Oct. 26. Henry George's
canvass continues to be the spectacu
lar feature of the most remarkable po
litical campaign New York has ever
His army of speakers hold hundreds
of meetings In all parts of New York
every night. But Mr. George himself
is the most effective advocate of Ms
cause, preaching the crusade against
poverty with all the zeal of Peter the
Hermit, declaring himself the Instru
ment in the hands of God to better the
condition of his fellow men and firing
his hearers with an ardor that manes
them in turn apostles of his radical doc
trines. In every borough of Greater New
York, In halls, in the streets, on the
wharves, Henry George speaks to mul
titudes that cheer his every word. The
paft few nights Mr. George has been
making savage attacks on Richard
Croker, the leader of Tammany hail.
Among the labor unionists and in the
swarming tenement districts, where
people are crowded more thickly than
anywhere else on earth, Mr. George's
audiences are almost frantic in their
The business end of his campaign is
conducted by ex -Congressman Tom L.
Johnson and ex-Postmaster Charles W.
Dayton, shrewd veteran campaigners.
Of speakers there is no lack. All the
survivors of the 1886 campaign are on
the stump again except Father Mc
Glynn and he has declared himself in
sympathy with the movement.
An Immense crowd gathered into an
overflow from Cott's hall, on Abingdon
square, on the lower west side, tonight
to hear Mr. George and Charles W.
Mr. Dayton arrived first. He was
wildly greeted and every sentence he
uttered brought out great cheering. His
speech was about the same as others
he has delivered, a plea for the "plain
people and the destruction of boas
ism." AUDENCE IS FRANTIC.
Mr. Dayton was Just finishing when
cheers far down the street heralded
the coming of George. Everyone in the
hall turned about and watched the
door. When the Jostling in the crowd
near the door told the audience that the
popular idol was near at hand there
was a loud cheer, but when the smiling
face of the candidate appeared, the
audience seemed to go suddenly mad.
Men shrieked and roared. They did
not cheer. Some grasped their nearest
neighbor by the hand and they yelled
In unison. George tried several times
to quiet them. Each time he raised
his hand the tumult started anew. But
order was restored and the candidate
made his speech.
It was a choice talk, interrupted fre
quently by enthusiastic expressions of
confidence by people in various parts of
the hall. The speech was practically
the same as the one he delivered in
previous meetings. Outside the hall
Mr. George and Mr. Dayton were be
selged by those who could not get into
the hall, and they made brief talks.
The inhabitants of Westchester, West
Farms and Unionport turned out in
full force to greet Mr. George. He re
ceived a most enthusiastic welcome.
. Mr. George said that Mr. Croker had
conducted a blackmail shop, where the
people in the name of democracy have
Deen roooea. Those who have wealth
even now are being blackmailed. "I
heard of one corporation today that
naa to pay $50,000 in order to heln de
feat me in the coming election. Even
the Judiciary has been blackmailed."
TYRANNY OF TAMMANY.
Mr. George then went on to say that a
blackmail of 135 Ooft wna laiHori .n nv
supreme Judge of the state to Insure
men- eiecuon. .every one or tne Judges
of the supreme court, with the excep
tion of Roger A. Prior, he said, was
compelled to pay this blackmail to Tam
many hall. Mr. Prior did not have this
uuiouui 10 pay. ne sain, so tie wcjnt
around amoner his friends and niiH
and borrowed $15,000 which Mr. Croker
iook as an installment and allowed him
to remain on the ticket. He then went
out and raised $1,000 more. Who took it?
Why, Croker took it.
He then went on to say that if he
was elected he would send Mr. Croker
where Tweed went and to Join John Y.
The meetlne- hroke wltv, o-r-o.. f
thuslasm and shouts of "George is ihe
man ior us tne worKingman s friend."
Mr. George concluded his address at
Unionport at 9 o'clock and twenty min
utes later he arrived in the hall .t
The hall was packed to Its utmost,
and crowds of people waited on the
sidewalk trying to get a peep at Mr.
ROUGH ON RATS AGAIN.
A Sick and Disconsolate Woman
Tekamah, Neb., Oct. 25. Mrs. Mary
I. Kelly, the divorced wife of Seth
Kelly, died Saturday morning at the
Home or w. K. Tuller In this city about
She had been In feeble health and the
strain of attending the trial during her
sun ana as a witness in Important
cases now pending made her a helpless
Invalid. She took sick about midnight
and a physician was sent for.
She confessed to having taken an
overdose of something, but would not
The physician administered remedies
and left. About 7 o'clock in the morn
ing she grew worse, and before the
physician could arrive she was dead.
A box of rough on rats was found on
a shelf near by, some of which had been
taken out, and it is the belief that shf
took the deadly stuff with suicidal In
Mrs. Kelly was the plaintiff In f t
divorce case of Kellv vs. Kellv l,.
June, and was granted a divorce alx
Her presence In town was for I
purpose of testifying In a case where
H. Wade Glllls Is accused of taking the
first payment of the allmonv.li.ooo
and refusing to turn It over to her
after the court had allowed him $500
A coroner's Jury was empaneled ..
viewed the remains and rendered a
verdict that the deceased had come to
her death by a dose of poison admin
istered by her own hand.
Pulque, the Mexican drink m,i..
the Juice of the Agave Americana, Is
recommended as an efficient prophylac
tic and remedy for senrvv n..-,..
of the United States army, Is recorded
me iui io empiny mis beverage as
an sntl-scorbutlc. Pulque Is an unrec
tlfled acid wine, produced by fermenta
tion In an ua mlel t h .ii iv.. .
ffWeV. or A IT A VP AmnHn. It I.
lowlsh white liquor, not easily preserved
iui a lung lime.
FIREBUGS FINALLY FOUND.
An Old-Time Scandal and Crime
Mixed Up In the Affair.
Arlington, Neb., Oct. 25. Sheriff
Mencke arrested George Knights and
Mrs. C. E. Barbour yesterday evening
as the altered sriiiltv rmrtleH uhA nin-t.
ed the recent disastrous fire In this
town. Tne prisoners were Immediately
taken to Blair.
Blair. Neb. While the ill-fate of Ar
lington was yet a nine days' wonder, the
perpetrators of the crime have been
overhauled and lodged in jail at this
place and will soon have sentence passed
upon them, as court is now in session
The parties under arrest are George
Knights and Mrs. C. E. Barbour. Mr.
Knights conducted a grocery store on
the first floor of the Unland hall, and
in company with Mrs. Barbour and her
son, used two rooms of the store for
living apartments. The son was in he
western part of the state when the fire
occurred, so is not implicated.
Since the day of the fire Sheriff
Mencke has had A. A. Keyser of the
Mostyn detective agency, Omaha, at
work on the case, and together have
scooped in enough evidence, all circum
stantial, of course, to Justify County
Attorney O'Hanlon in filing a complaint
charging George Knights and Mrs. Bar
bour with the crime of arson.
Mr. Knights had his stock insured
for all it was worth, and as no one else
carried insurance enough to warrant
such a deed, suspicion rested 1n that
direction from the first. Detective Key
ser alleges that this is not the first fire
that Mr. Knights has gone through,
seemingly for the sake of the insurance,
and also under suspicious circum
stances. In 1894 he took charge of his son's
store at McCool, York county, Neb.,
and in 1895 was burned out. Soon after
he opened a grocery store in Arlington,
the fate of which is already known.
A rather interesting story which bor
ders on scandal is told of the prisoners,
which is rough, but true, and vouched
for by those who know. In 1886 Mr
Knights, then a resident of Sac City 'a
became infatuated with Mrs. Barbour!
a Baptist minister's wife, and as a re
sult his (Knights') wife procured a di
vorce and alimony on the charge of
abuse and adultery with Mrs. Barbour,
who left her husband some time ago and
has since been living with Mr. Knights.
W. E. Barbour, a son, has been in the
employ of Mr. Knights since he located
in Arlington and has been used as a
blind to divert suspicion, though they,
the old folks, were never seen in society
in Arlington, having been given a wide
berth since their arrival. The son is a
man of 26, is of good moral character
but is hardly accountable for his
September 28 the city of Arlington was
ablaze in the heart of its business por
tion. Business blocks and residences
were destroyed; a loss of about $18,000.
That the fire was incendiary there could
be no doubt..
POLICE COURT AUCTION.
Unidentified Stolen Plunder Goes
Under the Hammer.
Omaha, Neb., Oct. 26. In 'the
police court yesterday afternoon
was held the first sale of un
claimed effects that has occurred in two
years. A neat sum, nearly $400, was col
lected in this way for the relief fund. As
a rule, the honor of making the sales
has devolved upon the chief of police,
but yesterday Joseph Sonnenberg, an
expert at the business, acted as auc
tioneer. Three tables were filled with mer
chandise that made the numerous
pawnbrokers who had come to bid turn
green with envy. There were satchels,
boxes and trunks that contained un
known wealth, revolvers by the score.
mm moves, aaggers, sets or harness.,
household utensils, old clothes, lead
nine, brass fillmra anri lout K,,
"CT-., - - V. U L ,11,1.
least, a number of watches, valuable
and otherwise. The sale was unusually
brisk. The auctioneer, quite regardless
of the sacrilege, stood on the Judicial
throne, and. holding in his hand a buf
falo robe, said something like this:
robe, stolen by a thief who didn't know
Its value, and tried to pawn it for the
small sum of $10. Howmuchamioffered?
What? Twenty-five cents! Why, this
buffalo robe Is fit for Buffalo Bill. It's
The robe was finally disposed of for
the small, the disgraceful sum of $6 to
a man who said that he knew all along
that one end of it was motheaten. For
nearly three hours the sale continued.
As usual, there were some valuable
articles. A $50 watch sold for $22, and a
$75 watch for $21.50. Captain Haze was
the only member of the police force who
did any bidding. He secured a large
wooden clock and some table linen. At
dusk the sale was completed, and he
relief fund had Increased by a splendid
IMMENSE FARM SHIPMENTS.
Cattle and Grain Traffic Gives the
Railroads a Big Boom.
Omaha, Neb., Oct. 26 The freight of
fices of all Omaha roads are rushed to
their utmost capacity to handle busi
ness. It is the general statement In all
offices that never before In the history
of western railroading has there been
such a press of traffic. In many In
stances it is impossible to supply the
demand for transportation.
The freight men explain that this
state of affairs is largely to be credited
tO the hl?h nrice Of Crr-O in an1 H.A
stock, produced by the heavy foreign
uemunu. Anoiner tning is that. the
country to the west has mnro Una itnnt
to ship than it had last year, as many
of the ranchmen did not ship out as
largely of cattle and sheep last year
as thev would have d
ket been better. This caused a surnlns
this year, and now they all want to get
to market at the same time.
Mr. Phlllinnl of the Mi..ri r.,.,ii
has Just returned from a tour of fn """".
spectlon over the Central Branch. He
finds everything In good condition and
business everywhere rnuhlno- aivu..
of the crop outlook and the rain In Kan
sas he savs: "From Athlmn n T o.......
there has fallen from four to six Inches
oi rain, wnicn has put the ground In
excellent condition A a a
the winter wheat is in good shape, and
mere is on an average or 30 per cent
Increase In the acreage of wheat plant
ed this fall over one year ago,"
Dr. Leas Is the Martyr.
Lincoln, Nsh r o ' .rw- .
of state has received notice from Frank J
Heller that Dr. J. I. Leas of Chadron
had been named for the place on the
ruiuuuk uemocranc ticket made vacant
by the reslirnntion nt inH... t rt n
- - - - - .mr7 u. iaw
ford. The secretary sent out to ihe
county clerks notice of the now noml-
The reo-lsf rntion vi t t
. - -- ; jai in uuiit'siii
IS VerV llirht Aa nnmnn.J ...1,1. . t
1 I'tnTru wnii iiitr vote
cast Jast fall the registration during the
r.v unjri in aooui one-tnira.
Mr. N. Yorke. "I tell thmm.
horseless carriages are a great lnatl-
iimon." - - . -
Mr, Brooke Lynn "Oh I " t Arm'
know; they're Dot so rreaL 1 U
lees perambulator would be greater. '
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