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About The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899 | View Entire Issue (April 28, 1898)
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TOPICS OF THE TiMES.
A CHOICE SELECTION OF INTER
CDBnenU and Criticiama Baaed I'pnn
lbs Happening ot tbe liay-Uia-
torical and Newa Nutra.
"Is she a kleptomaniac?" asks a Phil
adelphia paper. If sin- ia pretty ami
r!ch she Is.
fvirah lternhardt is to have a theater
hi Brussels. Sit rab W always gettiujf
aotuetli'iig uevv on the carpet.
The new snuff trust litis evidently
ben organized for tin- epr-s- purpose
of giving, tin- other fellows a pinch.
Tin-re is no iart:-uiar barm in an
A mei : it I boasting of it's fan. '. tree
as long a there hs noili:..",; shady about
The parchment on tin
made of w oil ski ii. .No
.tic anxious to keep the
Tbe lkiston (iiobe vval
weight. Hut of coursi.
HiioulUn't wait too long
a oud. r
ll JOS IS
i .1 - 1 1
ts rpgs si
Vau, says au eminent German scieu
lisi, is only a lump of condensed air.
.J list wait until tbe German Emperor
hears about this!
Tbe fact that 12S pictures sold for
f-t"l,;!.'io in .New York tbe other day
would Indicate that some people in the
United States are prosperous.
It. is gratifying to know Washington
didn't cut down that cherry tree, our
-forests have been decimated enough
without his; sorting tbe example.
U-.v. Sam Joufs-, who announces that
be wUl lie a candidate for Governor of
Georgia, Hill hardly dare to 1-e um
abusive on the s;unii as be is in the
Live bee may be transmitted now in
tin- mails Inttueen Great Britain and
the United Starci. Such packages will
(b'tibties bear the inscription: "Bee
;...-.: - .
Some Impressionable Hiet out in Ne
braska shouts "All hail. King Corn!"
lie evidently lias ni experience with
hail or lie wouldn't invite the destruc
tion of tin,' corn crop like that.
W hen Ir. Mary Walker declared that
she wear trousers la-calls.- this is a
free country she got it a little twisted.
She meant that it is a free country be
cause she wears trousers.
new tailor run ilc fmtt fr till" tmT
. woman has twenty pockets, all of
t can l.e found without r -noblng.
;;. i and JerK v." tic rear folds to
front. It is ro-'oried to l- a won
- that the peopl
To be the case v
i here ueiti
so. i.e fea-o
it U people '
o r iatih
:i t'nis is
,v tio ha ve
heir exislem e u
North C'aroi'ua paj
Gr'rt s'aot and Kii
-, liattii'er of A. I'
r uittht. Yoti;,i;
ed M:- Wilt-Williain-s.
.u' bad been iu
tbe voiiti wi-ntan for three
lie rniwt itave loved her iu-
T. e i;i'-.M-st jiddirioii to the oiltlit of
the Paris policeman i a iie c id' chalk.
With this lie is supjioM'd to mark any
participa lor in a fort and thus prevent
bini from pieadn; tlie common exeii.-e
of "an iniioeetit bysratider." There is
a a i nib- humor in this device, wiiicll
tllatciies that of t',ic oil stljierstitlon
about salt and a bird's tall.
S'll-luncli wa troii
li'i.era ti'-e soo,o!a
the 1 -ope of i;
of lia-t Side sab
of New York
-ti.ns the pa
ious. The smiles
oli'.s of which
r for the sick
i r a ,.ioiiu;i i! to a',
i dodars, tin- pro
v in the s;i::i:iier
: ii.e viir.i iruih I
rniues tiot from r.i
Uo tor i
:: : ext-
;ng ef'ls). but !u jirovidirirf wort liter
A bMi,ino;ivc faeiory in I'liil.idcipli'.a
lew tost ,.o, ,,:,!, .i.-l (ur eiiiHrn on no I
'-.i..r f,-,.. ih Ki-insi, Unvcrnoieiif.
Tiiey are to Ik shipped in Soiiili .Wriea.
Tae engines were com.iiete.l thir'y-onc
days after the order received. No
n ii rapid
1.1 hi ..I i
i if U va ' cr done before
the worm. Tim Hiiladel
. -civet! tin' order bei"i:!se
a Brilish ( 1
ovemnieiit wanted Hie en
gines in a hurry, and no Brill-di fac tory
was able to turn tliem out as quickly
as they were wanted.
Some Interesting siatlstlcs receniJy
published should lie emphasised by the
mother of every young man In the land
to her son. They are from the gen
eral freight agent of a lnr;ge railroad,
who says that he wo. Iu the future em
ploy no young; man who smokes cigar
ettes, and lhat he Intends to get rid of
ill now In Jiis department who smoke
them. "Kigdity five per cent.," he says,
"of the mistaken made In the office by
ti. j two hundred clerks are traceable to
the thirty-two Who us cigarettes."
President Hooker T. Washington, of
he TiisUeegee losiitute, tells some s!
nltkaM antidote showing the seal of
tbe colored people for the culture of
inelr race. One day fl Is me black wom
an, TO yean old", wbo was horn In slav
ery, hobbled Into .his office, holding
souetUac Ib fer patc-bo..) on. "Mr.
WaahlBftM," ibe Mid, "I'm- iKOorant
and poor. rt I know. yw Is tryU' to
make fcetK eu and winen at dls
Kbool. Vbmn xm to iryt t
1m-i tcr country for u. Mr. Wash!ivj
tou, 1 a n t not no monfy, but I wantj
you to take dee s.x fgs, and put t
into de edicalioii of one o' dese hoys ui -giris"
Tlie poor w.duw'a "two mites"
could not have taken an apter form, j
and pa-i-s -ou!d In- written from th
hint in the s.m1 "aunty's presentation;
Tlie manner in w hh-h t::e jury In tin
Zola cae ,v;is sceorisl atid tnanav'isl J
wo.-Uiy of pas;ii:.' ti.t:ce. Forty taW
iin-n w i re i-.-iiie., one it m. two ten
and trto were e. li-ed beeaue liieT
had serwd on a jnrv last year, of tin
reinaiiiin thirty lie, foiirtr-i-n wer
cbosei, .,y lot. Tb (.ro-.e,-ii!n
riyilt to elralleCJi. ton ami tbe
rinj !:i tin
si tlie verdiet.
ia nix ot a v;o ;"ii-y o
U. The verdi.-t was de-
d hot by unanimous arceiie'tit.
I'e majority Vote of the -.v. Ive.
by a tin re maj'
Ami. ti!i:i!!y. ti.
mnier uard. ta
t.) their liomes
tlie paper and
frteii.U as u.iir!
a st i .k'.li eon
i' jurors w ere tiot kepi
! were penni't'-d to
or elsew -here, l.ad ail
tlisctl.-s tin' ca-e w jr j
a - I bey pleased. Truly,
ia-t to tin- Atuericar
There is an obi story almt some fa
odious students making' a reiunrkablt
lookintr insect by jcluiiic tn'iuber parts
of various creatures, and then taking
it to their professor and askitx him
what kind of bun that was. The man
of sci -nee jraaucisl at it and promptly
cla-silied it iis a bumbtiy. The profes
sor would have need to exercise all Ida
wits if he were lh iu In these days, for
a voting biologist has sueeeeded ill
traftin living mollis pie.
e upon piece ;
in ways that have produced the most;
astonishing results. In bis jiifjllng j
with anatomical subject.s be has cre
ated two beaded butterflies, tandem,
butterflies, moths with two heads and ;
no tails, and various other eombina-,
tions, all llviiiK and lively and able to;
:ive proofs that, they are no bumbuKs. ;
r.evond these rotesiiue results, there
isissibllity of iniM(rtnnt additions .
to the science of biolosy. i
Kverv person of the I'nited States in
self protection should favor laws to ,
prevent f.snl adulteration. Home of j
the adulterations may not lie Injurious, j
but they are all swindles and the lack ,
of moral prineiple. which permlus a,
nmn to c heat the public by adtiltera-!
tions, would not stop short of poisoning jt'nsmtg Sua'! Gome Gree'insr: Know
people if there were profit in It. The 1 e, that the bearer hereof, Don Ixuisey
name of these adulteration Is legion; j rfernabe, envoy entraor linarv and
Ho y cover all kinds of feplces. drinks ; uiniKter oienuMentiarv ot Stain t- the
and food preparations. For a number
of years legislation on this subject has
been advocated. It bus often Ix-en pre
vented by persons engaged in the man-Trfrtcrrrn-
of come ftfod of extensive use
w hbdi mi'bt tlnis be put under a ban.
I'eiliaps one of the commoio st articles
stibjeci ui iiilulteraiioti is tea. Tbe
cheaper teas are selected for tlie pur
pose because detection is less liable and
the people who are swindled are num
erous and at the same time less likely
to resist the Imposition. Tlie new tea
law. which pnnides for tin- inspection
of tea at all por's of entry in the I'nit
ed Slates lias. According to a recent re
port made to the Government, resulted
It) a decrease of 'rj.t.ssi.issi pounds of
lea imports in the last year. As this
i-tioriiious falling off has been clue to the
rejection of Inferior tea. s.iine idea may
be bud of what an immense amount of
l.ad lea the American people must have j rom Minister WorJlord migiit tj ex
consumed prior to the passage of the J reete.l today. Later on, however, after
law. Judge Day had calculate 1 the length of
-- ; lime that would l conmimei iu the
A Utile more than a year ago an un- .-ablings of the ultimatum to Minister
provoked attack was mad- on the Unit- j Woodford, its translation into cipher
I'd States consul at Chb iig wal by cer- 1 ln,j re translation, be became convinced
tain soldier- ami ..Ifb-.-rs of the Siamese j iat ,j WOnld be practically impossible,
army. The auair assunosl tic projxir- ; i9-mg to the difference m tia.e between
tions of an iiiteruatninal chthculty,
slrne 1 in consul. Mr. Kelley, was. at
tbe time, endeavoring to obtain justice
iu behalf of an American citizen who ;
bad sufTi't-ed losses from n breach of
contract on the part of tbe Government
of Slain. loiiseiiiently tbe State De
partment necessarily took notice of the
matter, on account both of the Injury
done au American, and of the Insult to
Its representative in the person of Mr.
Kelley. la a precisely similar case
the 'a-e of a weak nation against a
...j.,,. ,,e ((.wi-r Great Britain tecently
set.:, v.i.rshlps to seize the port of Co
rinto. in Nicaragua, and ilciti.tnd ln
fiiant reparation, under penally of bom
liar'Inietit. More reeetitly still. Ger-
ltiiinv tn r-Mif a similar couise
! the liltle republic of-llnyti. enforr-lng
lines by warships and cannon; in snort,
by the old brutal procedure of intimi
dating the weak. In both eases tic
count. -ics so assailed. Nicaragua and
Jl.ivll. asked that tic epic tions In di.
pule be submitted to arbitration, and
in lioth Instnm es these proper reiuestn
were refused by Germany and by Fug
land. To the credit of the United
States, it can be sab!, and wild with
pride, that the request of Slam to sub
mit the question of our pric-vanecs to
arbiters was at once acceded to. and ev
ery means adopted to secure n just, ver
dict. The arbiters have now given
Judgment. Their verdict was In favor
of the United Slates. The Siamese olti
cers concerned In the Insult to Mr.
Kelley have received punishment. As
n republic, we have suffered no loss of
dignity from resorting to peaceful ar
bitration, and have the satisfaction of
knowing that we did not bully a nation
weaker than ourselves, or refuse to al
low an Impartial judgment of the cane.
A Fine cheme.
Landlord Do you experience any
trouble In renting the rooms on the
Ageiti of the Building Not a bit.
Ton tee In dealing with the tenant on
that floor I always refer to tbe base
ment as tbe first story.
Wbea lovers form a contf nation, an
nf f antnt ting la the result
' ' ' I''5"aaiIi' 1 j, s'aH.iiataayJ " "sisi . ."wa wmw-i I "'
) , . " " nf"-- nJltiat-ifdsiM "i i O--
,JW.it.tt.l, r r"7i . . '--eV;'
T jj Mwasfc.- , mai l ii irfiii'"twi laVn-nt,! ,.a
SIGNED BY THE PRESIDENT. WITH
1 the I ltimalutn uiu
lie.i to iu ..Irllif I.laiol
KeitiNmr With Mpiiiu.
KfMjjotiilillty WaiiiM,ioN, April 21. Yeslerdav
Was a day of eventu in tbe history oi tbe
Cuban e.t'iation. The eijrnsiure by tae
j.ire,d -lit of the Cu'ian msolutcm, re
(.pi r.i ii intervention in Cuba; tbe mci-li.-a'ion
o f that a'-tiou to tue Span s!;
m n'.-t r i.er-.-; is ('eniaud lor h;s pas
i irtf ; t.'.e departments; prenp: reply to
that d-cnaml ; th departure of !h
Sptit(i'!i ncic- ter aad tic tr,ir;--mi--'ion
of o'ir u'.Uuiatuui tba' pa:.l inu-t evac
uate Cai-.i an i must tn Ke an- wer I y
Naf.tr Uy ti.rou.'b M ni-der Wo iifo-d,
followed ui rapid Hueix-e-uai. Tbe wx'
!ep is Spain's answer, if tli" is t Jiiakir
trny, and tt.e m veiueut of lit", 'm'.b t
States army uti-t navy to Cuba.
Eiriy in t'ie morn.njr, tbe execiitiou
of the pro-ra-u for today b.-' in with a
conference bet ween Asrsist int Seeretirr
Iay, ei-Secreury F is'.er, and Sec m l
AMictant .-erretary A lee, in which the
wishes of the prescient au i cabinet as
to tbe ultimatum were reduced to diplo
matic form. Tbe o'her event fii''
cetded each other with rapidity.
as;. run h;s ims'I'oRT
The ultimai ura was sent to
Sjianidb minister ov Jud,:!t IUy'a
(otial uieaeenirer, Kfward Savoy
the trueted eamloves of the s'ate depart
ment. The inesnenK'T 8'i not kept
waiting lonu at the b-jfation, but in
the course of an hour bad returned to
tbe state department with the minister's
application for his passports. It
not until tialf pas; 3 o'clock thi after
ncrnn that Savoy ma le his second trip,
carry in(i witli him the desired piper.
This was a passport lor the minister and
bis family and Miite. It was not in the
usual form, but wai what is known as a
special pa-sport. In general terms it iH
'miliar U mat preserncu 10 u .r i
vil.e-W est when tliat unto ruinate
minister was obliged to retire. It read
is follows :
Usitbw .Statk or A.hbkica, Ikimkt-
hb.st or Stmk To All Whom These
United States, accompanied by his
I amily and suite, is about to travel
i Tbeare, therefore, to rejurtt all
I ifficerg of the United States or of auv
i -tat thereof to p -rmit him to p:ia
i teely, wit haul let or moiiMtatmn, and
n extend to him al! friendly aid and
1 ..rote c'.i n in case of ned.
1 In testimony whereof, I, John siher
' nan, ce-TeUry of Mate of the I'nited
! -ta'es of America, have hereunto set
! uy band an 1 ciused the sen of the sec
retary of state to be a:!ix-d at Washing
.on tiiib 20 h Hiiv of April, A. Ii. 1-c.is,
' ind of the independence of the United
' .tates of Americi, tb , oil! hundred and
j SO liKI'LY KK'IM SI'.UN.
At first there was sotic exp ctation
i it the state department thai a response
Washington and Madrid, to receive any
response today. Iberef ire. the io'.Iow- .
ng statement wis posted at tbe depart- j
"The text of the tsl imat'im to Spair. 1
will be given out by. Mr. I'orter, secre- j
tary to the president, at the Wb.ie
bouM', some time tomorrOA, probably,"
hKMs NOW Mill SIMM.
The next move o ust now be made by
?,in, according to the ddpurtment c,f
ficinls. If tbe Span sh government
takes n viw, a- migbt (to-siblv be con
cluded ir nii ti e act on of its mitii-ter
! here tslsy ti.at in language and terms
the rongreisi-uial resolu'ioo is in'ultmr,
' it ma1' ir itnplly band Mr. Woo.! 'or I
' , is pasBjsirts on receipt f the c ucna
i nitkii mid thus bring tin- n got a;iois
i to the crisis and cause a '.reach ol diplo
KKi'ic relations v ittiin the next twen'y
! i ur Ii- tirs, 1 in the other hind, it
should negi. ct " return a sat'sfactny
unsve- by Tbiirslay noo'i, that line of
'policy will be ou.te as eifec'ive as a
popitiv'; a-t, inasmuch as it w.-U'd
amount to r.fiii-a! of the demands of the
I'nited States. In such case the presi
dent would proceed immediately to use
the naval and military forces of tlie
United fctaUi b) execute the will of con
gress, llow this would be clone, what l
steps shall first be taken, whether 1 1 a- j
vans shall tie libx-kade l or whether an
attempt shall be made to make a speedy
campaign by hurling a large (orce of
troops into llavsn under cover of a
bombardment of a fleet are all matters
of mere speculation. The experts of tbe
irmy an 1 navy have laid their plans
it h the greatest detail for the future.
WyisniNOTON, April 21. Following is
tbe issue of Nebraska persions yester
Original Special April 9, Jonathan A.
Doming, Cortland 12; Hilas Ir.el, Hold
rege, : Marshall Tolle, Fairfield $.
Renewal and increase Joebna Wall,
Valparaiso. $2 to $6; Alfred O. Oorer
Fairtield, 2 to 8.
Increaae-LeTi E. Nearer, Staelbnrg,
S to $12; Giles 8. Wallace, Eieter,
U 112; JMob Bly, Hebron, IS to
WAR ALREADY A FACT.
Lacking itniy llii I- crtiiHl lle Uratl(ti ot
Wufo.r'N, April I"-'. War be
tween tbe Cni'ed sihU-h and Spain in a
fa..-!, thouirh i.ot si formally declared by
Tbe s'trrini! eveat of Wednesday were
s-icc-. e b (! ve o r lay by o'he'd of c-ijual
iuiH'i tatic-, .'iibiiiuatiu ; in tne depart
ure i f t be Nor: h A tiaut ic vipia-lron lor
111 va ii in,
1 1 .ra. t'ea'ly in an art of war, so
tr at w.i r bet we"ii ' b r aiidry ml Spain
to; v f,i y I'e '.ii I to date from yeter-
!. y, April 'Jl, ;s:,s.
To miii'i'e- A er ti e opf-nitij.' of the
i'.i'e dep -:t' tutu' ti.lr iinrailiij lame
word lr- tu MtM cr W,, nibod tnat the
vjoi.i-ii jr v. r ;i o .-eiit . ! avion automated
.;i pfe --l.t. d ii in eo'eci 'o presoUl
' i pre-i-i.. r.t 'h ui; .niiitniii, be iia i aiited
! S ' - I ! N h I. S ,
po f ' ie;it ill .1
the t i oi
b ,. -t.
for hiiv :
"; ti e ai 'ion i-i tbe S;ji!i.irii
-til renoeic i it unnei s-a:y
her tieotii-.t oils, and '. .ted
at be reir led ti.f i oi.r-e ad
ain as o;.e iilarinir upon ti at
.ibil.tv for the breach o! I
Mr. Woo-lfopl'g ieitvram recultft-l in
t ic cal.inij of a S.." ai cihinet m -etiiiK'
i rdl I41lri; nil lHI"Hir wi i'i'.i. ... ...
; iti'n or rather t') determlnr
e how to Is"- '
i.in the' execution of the plan ol din
..i i... uii-j.u- r.n.r.irp I hv the strategic
f , , , .' i
((tarda of the army and navy depart-
Fl.l.t r Otllll Hlltl TO WOVE.
Tiie iinm. diate result was tbe orde
for the A'orth Atlantic s.piadron to '
gin tlie blockade of Havana. 11
much tun her than this the cabinet pro
ceeded ia it delii era! .ons it is not pot!
j s b e to tav, for the obvious reaon
tlie time has now come when the inter
est of the government require that tlie
movements of the ships and troops
should lie guarded with tbe greatest
; care from undue publicity in order to
1 prevent the enemy from taking advan-
tiee of information.
The North AtUntie uuadron, under
; Captain Sampson' r.mtnand, i com
1 prised of tlii httieiiips low- an! In
1 diatia. monitors J'nMtan and Terror, ar
mond cruiser New York iliagshipl, pro
i f ete I crui.'cre Cin'-itinati, Martilehead
; and Montgomery, gunlr ats Yickeburg,
W ilmii gton and Annas)l:s. torpedc
hai llrii-s.ii. Guslilng. Winalow and
. i.r..f fdt vuctii uml other
n 'flij.1. .. J... ...... -
, vessels t bat have
been added to the;
: th-et i'.v I urchase.
' Tins lot' e is ipiite competent to block
ade a.i the i rts in Cuba, connecting by
. ra.l with Havana and likely to be used
to sapp y tliat p ace in the event ot
' siege with f.aal and amunitions of war.
i Tl.i Biii'einnit is to le taken wilh
' the en ier-aiiditig lb it it d (? not co-1
temi late tlie calling to Cuban waters cd
'.be f aiiis.i Ih-e:. Ii such case, how
ever, the pruhahlw policy will l.e tc.
! abandon the n!c'V.ade and endeavor tc
' f,,-,e tbe. Sp,fl s, tleet to battle.
VVol.s IN lllli MAVAL IIKIMIll "i I.
TI e loivv departii.etit Usiay omtitiiied
! ti;e work of adding to the navy and
pun I a- d ano b. r sli p at Norfolk a
au auxiliary crait and some sma.l
' Keiativt to the news tba1-. comes from
, Ciiic g that the three revenue cutlet
i n ti.e lakes cannot le' availed of for
. t aval pnrpo-es, it is said at 'he naval
i.ej.rlm-nt Ibit the d artment bad
s to. time ago abandoned the idea f,l
1 us ug tin S" end'ts, owing t ) ti.e ditli
emtio in getting them out to the Atian
' tie se;!)oi!id. It was, ho.vever, denied
' that hi v international cbrtacle had Ix en
ei e, ti-er. -i in the shape of a notict
i iro'i; t e Catia lian government that the
pas-age of tt.e ships would not be pi r
hall I inter Senl'.l llr.ier
r a x , N. S Apiil 2-'. II. M. S. In
ill fatig .b
s.:l."l usi ingni uii .ee f-i-,nr
MVIIH. Willi SHOT AMI Hill
,iw--re m. Kii.iey'.,
l ii iii.ai.im.
Nrvv YoitK, April 'SI. A dispatch t
He--all from Washington B i y
s-ain's answer !0 IVesid ent McKinlev't
n , , . , . ,
ultima.nr,, may take tbe form of '"'
un I si ell.
It's fcruii lahle fleet, which has b. en
hil'Kbi at tb- (,.ii .- utiI"
,y part, sai.ed on Wedne.
I y If ,ni
;it pom! lor a a
fi.r a i ntiknowt'
The Heel :K Co:.
lb? Btiuored cr-is. rs A. Durante ilipien-
do Cristobal Colon, Infuita
Tere.sa and Viz aya, tb torpedo bout
oesiroveia r u . - i
i . . i'.. . . lurn.r an.l ' 11 I
and the torp-oo boats Arctic, A Bore am
Rayo. and perhaps the battle-bio I'elayc
Info-matioti of tbe a 1 ng oi tie fleet
has been fece.ved by the attaches ot tb
Poanish legation. It is conceded to b
highly probable that the fleet will
hasten acrrss the rcean to l'orto Hie'
and Cuba to prevnt hy force Hie oust-
ing Iroin the inlands oi me naval an'
niillitary forces of tbe Spanish govern
tnent now l. .ere. On the other i and.
it is possible that the ships have gom
x the (anary islands.
lalirrn.eii Maf ! lost.
Nkwpokt, Mich., April 22 louis Du
bary jr. John Fear, 1'hillip Navarre ant
William Anderson, all fishermen, wem
out in tuemlay's gale on lake Krie, U
iau! nets and have not since lieen seen
UladaUina la Woraa.
HawAKUK.t, April 22. The hulletii
issued today regarding thr health oi thi
Rt. Hon. William K wart Gladstone sayi
the conditio ot the patient la not quit,
o favorable as it baa been recently.
AT THE WAR DEPARTMENT.
Hip aioiml (.urd U III l lh Kliso l tM
li-ti an UjMrlunll j Ui f liiatpr.
Wahiiinuton, April 'JO. The author;'
j tative gtstement waama-le at the wat
I department that on tlm ti ret fail fot
tri'pa only tbe national guard w 11 lit
i given an opportunity to volunteer foi
j service in war. Secretary Aljri r think
; that inch a rourite in in keerina w;tb
: smnd discretion, and tbe dictates ol
romtwon ieiis'( for tbe o'irani.e I militia
' have eorie to preat exe-ne and have
!devot"d much tune to perfecting tbein--elveg
for military duty. Any other
' course be believen woul 1 be destructive
of tiit- best intersts of the eu.ir l. Ai"
far as practicable the ftat; oraniz itiona
'nterinir the vo U'deer services will
remain itita'-t, the (roveriiors of the
various Hlates iein perniilti d to de.g
i natc the reeimei.tal olb-t iH, which will
include those of the itra ierC of second
i lieutenants to coloi.cls. Tio president
wdl reserve to himself t.c ri(;bt to
Upjioint the staff and del t olfieers.. Many
, spplicatlotli have been made to tlie war
! department 'or penoUHioti to volunteer
by men of ail creed, natb imlitieH and
It was stated that tbe first call for
troops w nh! be for ku.c'nn) men, which
it iH be lieved, wi.l exbauf't tbe entire
fa;Uhle strenKtli of tin- national K'nird
. t 1 1 Irt
mis lime, alter uciiui uiig niosn nn..
iare giclt and otherwise liirapacitateu tor
! '.mine diate service, Tbe total strength
lftbe cuarvl a repoitec
to tbe uar
laepinncni is ll ,oi mei
1 fcee.ret.iry Alger mile several addi
tional allotments from the emergency
I fund for ttie war department. One mil
! iion doll irs was given for tbe quarter
j masters department, chiefly to meet ex
; traordinsry exiensc8 in tbe transporla-
tinn cd troops and munitions of war,
jl i.tsM tor Jvoni with balloons an l VA),
KIO for perfecting the army telegraphic
A great deal of indignation has been
jiptessed by naval olbcer over tbe cold
blooded attempts o' pergonsowuing ves
sels or acting as their agents to extort
i from tbo government sums of money
i largely in excess of tbe value of their
j .rait. The same complaint is also made
' it to manr kinds of military and naval
i supples, aitf.ough it is giatilying to note
that in a few exceptional cases, the
i .olietnakers and boiler making funis
vnd some ammunition and gunjiowders
have sbon every disjKition to give
ihe government tbe b st prices and
...rm ,,f .UI.
Jheiiavy ciepartiiient has arranged
jo place some light armor on the four
I vessels from the Morgan line, the prai
j fie, ViHwm te, Yankee ami Dixie. The
j Tarnegie company has undertaken U
,'oli imuiediately light si"-! plate o-ie
j md a half inches thick. Two Isyers of
; ,bis plate will be p a-ed around the
xnier and eng ne rooms ol the la ats
naking alsmt 2oO tons of armor in each
ase, This will tie suiiicieiit, at least,
! o ie;sl tl e fire ui machine guns and
s-rioips t kep out the murderous six
! xcinder sheds.
j The navy department has received
.ati-o'act u v inf irmatiou that the coal
j laded at N"Wsirt News upon the Ilrit
sb tramp tteamer 1 lanipstog I is riot.
is was suppot-ed, intended for tbe fcfian
sh naval c ruft at the Cape Verde is
ands. but is for a line of merchant
iteamers so that apprehension from
hatsco;e has lx-en removed.
Applications are jonring into the war
md navy departments for the i turned i
ile protect! n of supposedly exposed
xjints on the Atlanti: and gulf sea
joard. Tbe otlicials gay it is manifestly
tnpossible to comply with these re
quests, and have no hesitation in de
:lanng that the apprehension among
'.be pc ople of these tonus is largely
round. ess. They say that there would
ae no inducement for a Spanish naval
force to attac' unfortified small cast
towns. Tjm only purpose that could be
erved by sucli au atUck ould be the
xilb-ctiun of ransom and this in no case
uld be impose i for luck of time, also,
it is faid, the rub's of civilized wariare
Irequiie that no unfortified towns shall
be bombarde I without at least twenty
fours hours' notice, the object of this.
i delay beii.g to allow non-combatants to
j r- ""'
K- ar Aumirai n caru reporieu u.
i navy department this morning and was
iri,I(!;,li,,l.lv pa,; at the
ides in ihe otl.ee oi tbe secretary of the
,avy, to act as the advisor to the secre-
! ' 1 here appi ars to tie a mistaken lm-
; " " "' r" 1 . ' w
Hons Ol Hie iiiOKjiiito Ileet. As ex-
na.lic ! ny one ol tlie naviii siaiegiris
i ,, urllllllry UHe of tiie vessels of this
Mi-iajfl.el will 1 to r .tect the bailb-ships
j ami other iron nans irom auacas oy
i i.r..e.b. Ik, ats amide-trovers. Iheour-
is 1 1 create in the iiavy something
like the same system that prevails in
tbe army in conluc ling ois-ratio-is. Tlie
baMle'h pi correspond to the heavy ar
til.ery, the inoMiuito Meet to inlanuy
an 1 the torpedo hca's to cavalry.
The board ol nav T bureau chiefs is
c nsiib rii g the advisability of utilizing
... i. . . .
, Kun() -ur tllt! a,,xin,iry cruisers, working
some OI lite om convterieo sinooiii moo
jy and night ami uing op Hie raw ma-
terUMor the inanufactn-e ol guns as
rat.ully as it can l p-oduee.l, the naval
ordnance bureau to tupply Ihe encir
moiis demand now made uism it for
guns of medium ralibr.
A llltc Itagrlna.
IyiUDoN, April 2D. The Whitwick vol
liery in Ieicestershire is on fire. It is
believed that 42 lives have lieen lott.
Mine ConnrntrBtor Hums.
Wam.ac, Idaho, April 20. The con
eentrator of the Morning mine at Wal
Uce was destroyed by Are. Tlie losa la
$100,000; Insurance 1 110,000. a new
eonoentrator will be built. Three hun-
Arad miners will be thrown out el em
nlovment for sis month. The mine enl
mill aft owned by Iarson A Greenough,
1-lcbrasha Botes 5
Allen citizens have raised the iiionej
snd contracted for the erection of I
Tbe citizens of Juniata held a "cakt
t.al.e" for tbe Cuban Leiicf Fund whic
Colonel Ccsly ha- r"rit two of bis but
fnl.-s from North l'iatte to Omaha U
sneil the niosit ton.
Ix-xin.'ton ha a law and order league.
Tm-.horn gamblers will take notice and
go through without slopping off.
The treasurer ol fanner county re
ieu!l received a draft for I1, back
tuxes cm and owned by the railcads.
An old fashioned man iu Oi-neva is
against 1 ot beds, lie says (o! never
intende I man sbou! 1 raise garden truck
iu w in tcr.
The state fish Commissioners have de
dined to ap roprate money for an exhi
bition at the Omana F.Xsioii of ths
As I'eter Soil of Scribner was c limb
ing into a wagon iu iront of bis resi
dence the hores started up, throwing
him to the ground and breaking his left
It was a ftraigbt tug between the wcti
and the drys at A t l and tbe drva won
oi.t. Now it remains to lie seen whether
the jointist will come to grief or not.
While f airitc n Sidell, of the Culbert
son Era, was riding a broncho down
the street the animal fell down, catch
ing Sidell'a leg under him and causing
a bad fracture.
A thirteen-year-old son of Si Bucs,
who lives near Ewing, had his head
blown off by the accidental difclia'ge of
a shot gun, Tbe weap-m was a rickety
old mnz!e loader.
Farmers say that the present is a good
time to burn al! tbe old grass, stuble,
etc., around the fields, as it will prove
an effective knock-out blow to the
Tbe new editor of the North Platte
Items says in his ralutatory that he
don't like to quarrel and won't fight
unless he's cornered. As he came from
Oklahoma he's a good man to let alone.
Every time some western town gets to
bragging atxnit i's fine trade its having,
HoMreze sticks up her noe at the angle
of an Easier bonnet. When it comes to
a good trading oint Hold rege is the
The f.ering Courier annonnceg that it
has hay and potat-ies to throw
at the birds, but will r-mtinue V)
receive wheat, oils, corn, harlev, rve,
onions snd a'fal'a seed on account.
Now is the time to subscribe.
If a Spanish flotilla could sneak . up
tbe Hutte river at night fi arney would
be entirely at HH mercy. Tiie w inners
it the recent election lainrre d too mush
powder into the carmen's mouth while
they were celebrating which caused it
Mayor Fitznatrirk of Columbus has
made arrangements so that nhen tie
list official notice comes that war has
eeri declared or f.pnii the rail for troops
very whistle and bell m tbe city will
' turned loose for tt.1 day.
A niiin, says the Wjrmo's fa-porter,
ho takes thr.-e drinks of whisky a day
is called a mo ierati' itrinKer that wou a
onlv lie l.OWi drinks a year; at ten cents
a drink would cost only ?!tib.V). What
benefit doe the moderate drirker or h a
famiiv derive fron tbe inveuiuient.
The Wymore ArWirState is strenuous
ly advocating the dismi-sal of one of the
professors of tbe high school Iw c anse he
rilended that he "was wild snd wolly
ami full of fleas mid had i eve r lieen cur
ried lielow tbe knees," nr..! fully demon
strate'! his ferocious nature by swinging
Indian clubs in rather close proximity
to the head of one o' bis pupils.
II. fi. Miller who was convicted ix
district cr tirt last week of stealing a car
1 of evtle froj. Hoiightelin A M.
Do ell at Sairbury last .November es-
(Hi'C'd from the county jail hy blowing;
the locks off bis ell with dynamite.
That he had assitric from the outside
Is very evident, ssbe cotiM not have
itieealed enough exilosive a hone him
to have ttcnotHplished tbe result. Miller
if an all around cr ,k, who has served
one term iu the Nebraska state prison,
and he, with two other convict, wero
liberated just three days before tbe
theft was committed Jit-re, which gives
rise to the belief that they vere areso.
rie to the crime and rende-ed him as-sti-tHiiee
in escpin. The r ubon bl'wxl
honmlsof lteatr.ee havo tieen sent for,
Tbe exposi ion association has deter
mined to go into the hotel business. It
has taken steps lo build a temporary
ftrui ture for hotel purports that will
rover the whole blink bounded by
Eigbteeiitb and Nineteenth and Douglm
and Dodge, It will involve au outlay of
1 100,000, ol which a ht. Iiuis capitalist
is exia'cted to subscribe half. On the
ground floor will be a lobby SOx74 feet,
dining room r.'x'U. kitchen 05x100, huf
f' ts, parlors, harlier shop and general
eoiufo.'t and (onvenient riKitns and forty
six gue.t rooms. The wli de nuailier ol
guest rooms will I e 810. There will be
forty-two private bath and toilet ro urn
snd twenty public rooms of tbe sam
Insnrsnce rates at Wayne t )ve twen
reduce.) 20 p r cent.
Oonstahle King of South Fl. ox City
was driving home from I)akoU City
Tuesday night when he met a couple ol
fellows . ho wers walking. One stepped
on each side of his horse and taking
hold of the reins stopped the beast. The
constable had his trusty revolver lying
on the buggy seat and he delivered him
self of a Comanche yell and flcjirished
L. I - , . . . ... t
ruu so reciiessiy tnat tn J .Jnp'
tool to their heeU.
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