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200 MILLION CAPITAL
CHICAGO'S l.OOO MILES STREET
RAILWAY COBBLED UP.
On Syndicate Now Now Operate!
the Lines of St. Louis, Philadel
phla. New York. Etc..
i hie-ago, April 11. If negotiations now
pending are successful Chicago will it
the near future see all her traction
companies consolidated into one hug
BtMOO.OOO company operating over j.
thousand miles of tracks. Such a dea
mi nearer to consummation at this
ume than ever before. At various time
within the past few years the advisa
belli y of such an amalgamation of in
tercsls has been suggested, but eacl
time the city railway crowd has helo
beck. Generally the overtures camt
from Charles T. Yerkes of the Nortl
Chicago and West Chicago companies,
aad almost Invariably Levi Z. Leitei
was the City Railway man who led
the opposition to the suggestions.
While the present negotiations have
bees on some time, it is considered their
chances of success were improved b
the city election, in which the franchise
extension Issue was decided unfavor
ably to the traction company owners.
It is suggested that the removal of Mr.
Yerkes' personality and interest from
the companies would make it easiei
te secure what the railway companies
In the way of franchise exten
A syndicate of men from New York.
Philadelphia and Chicago has made of
fers to each of the principal local street
railway companies for controlling in
terests in them, 125, it is asid, in the
case of the West Chicago, 350 in the
cas of the Chicago City Railway and
a little more for the North Chicago,
which is generally concerted to be the
west piece of street railway property in
the world. Besides North and West
Chicago, Yerkes can swing into line
the Consolidated Traction Co., lately
farmed by the merging of nine suburb
an) electric roads, the Suburban rail
read, the Lake Street and Northwestern
gevatrd and the Union Loop company.
5e City Railway interest have fot
Jbbwm time controlled the South Fide L
aw can put it in at will. As to the
Metropolitan L, it is believed it could
he easily influenced to enter the com
away. There Is tfcn left only the Chi
cage General railway and the three
Swath Side suburban roads. Calumet
Beet He. the Chicago Electric Traction
saw Er.glewood and Chicago and the
swtb Side City railway.
Of these companies four now pay div
idends ranging from 3 to 12 per cent.
The net earning above interest charger
ef these live companies are as follows-
Berth Chicago $1.0 7
West Chicago S15.HM
Ctty Railway !, T
awoth Fide L. 273.444
Vaion Loop 118.733
While these earnings, based on last
wear's business, would furnish but a
t twr cent dividend on S200.000.000 of
wawtthl. the wonderful economies which
ana be worked would. It is believed,
awake the payment of 4 per cent on the
IMUtM.tOO easily possible.
U a understood the syndicate offer-Is-
te buy the Chicago traction com-
i la the same powenui crown
control the street railways of
York. Philadelphia and recently
at out the St. Louis Interests.
parent Railway Trust Pushes a 34
Year Franchise Through.
Indianapolis, Ind.. April 11. The In
ipolU branch of the street car oc-
haj captured a 34-year franchise
this city. The terms are: 81s
targets for 25 cents, 25 tickets for $1
with transfer privileges, making the
fare about 4 cents.
Mngle fares, however, will remain at
t cents, as at present. The street cat
sssnpanies also agree to bear the cost of
aav'ng between the tracks and for tl
aaches on rack side.
These, in Hef. are the terms of the
ja-year franchise f the Indianapolis
Sweet Railroad company; also, the com
Assay agrees to pay the city of lndlan
aawlts fl.lM.OOO In $30,000 regular tn
ataflments The capitalists who organised the new
eampany and who had a proposition
sanding before the board of publlo
ks for the last four weeks, finally
out, and the contract nas now
submitted to the common council
jr the approval of that body.
The franchise does not differ materl
ssty from the latter first proposal, ex
etwt that the terms sre better than the
easnpany proposed. The latter offered
a gtve a rash bonus of 3750,000. and
sa the franchise as granted It pays 330,
njn annually for twenty-seven years of
Tht company will thus pay to the city
atetal of $1. ISO 000, which Is but a little
as of 4 per cent on the sum It
esTertd in bulk, and out of which the
etty could have realised 4 per cent and
bad the principal left at the end of the
GOV. PINORSE FIGHTS THE".
apwtrolf Intwrooting Street Railway
right Orowa Hotter and Hotter.
Detroit. Mich., April U.-The ' Street
amaway Commission." headed by Gov
JUI piagree. which was recently ap
otnted by the common council to
ajulun aad operate the street rail
ways of detrott, is meeting bitter oppo
sition by a so-called "cltlsens' com mit
ts." TIM validity of the McLsod law,
Wftaca provides for a commission fot
aaxk purchase. Is assailed, and th
proceedings are declared uncon-
tl. the meddling wita vest
af-ats. and clinchers to the argu-
- . . . fcj . w-
sayat Bgalast municipal ownerasnp
HiiHT for the corporation aay thai
a whole baslness is unconstitutional
(fcrveraor Piagree's commission Is be.
ft ground through the courU aad U
aJar ready to appear before the sa
, lJSrt ! taefona of a foUtloa
1 tff y CMswaJawow rroai once.
'i -wti of taw street rU trwst
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The Louisville ball club has returnee1
home from Thomasville, Ga.
The Florida legislature will beg:n
balloting fcr I'niled Slates senator u.
British imports for March show 1.
120,000 pounds decrease exports, 1,474.-
100 pound increase.
The Duke and Duchess of York visit
ea Dublin Monday, the second time n
Some person, name not given, ha
found a large Spanish treasure in Me
dina county, Texas.
The Fort Worth & Denver road will
put on a fine new train May 1 ano
shorten time four hours.
Presidert Webber of the longshore
men's union will address the Ishpein
Ing. Mich., coal strikers.
The San Francisco garbage burning
contract is off because the city fund
will not afford a reduction plant.
The Prince of Wales has succeeded In
arranging for the queen to open In
May or June the royal college of sci
Dr Solomon McDowell, a Mississippi
planter, after inspecting the state de
clares the crop outlook very gloomy.
Attorney General Griggs has ordered
suit brought to restrain the Baltimorr
& Ohio from building a bridge acrose
the Ohio river at Bellalre
Hereafter countervailing duties unJn
section 5, act of July 24, 1S97, on weigh-
able merchand se, must be levied on In
voice weight and not on the landed
The grand Jury at Frankfort, Ky..
Is investigating charges of bribery in
connection with the democratic nom
ination of Bud McCord for railway
The treasury comptroller decides thai
men who enlisted for the revenue cut
ter service for the war with Spain art
entitled to extra pay under the act ol
March 3. 1899.
President Dreifus of the Louisville
ball club has received advice tbat If
diplomatic efforts fail to obtain a re
vision of the season schedule he will
appeal to the courts.
The British government has decided
to release the Irish political prisoners
Mullett, Fitzharris and O'Hanlon. un
dergoing life sentence for participator
In the Phoenix Park murder.
Berlin. April 11. The German war de
partment has resolved upon the adop
tion of automobiles for the transport
and commissariat service of the army
It is icvillng tenders for a large sup
ply of these vehicles.
Chicago. April 11. Structural iron and
steel has advanced 12 and steel rails 31
per ton last week. The sales of rails
were about 14.000 tone.
buyers were presumably stimulated
by the n port that an effort would be
made this week to reorganise the old
Warner Bros, manufacturers of cor
sets at Bridgeport. Conn., employing
(.400 hands, and the Stevens linen works
at Dudley, Mass.. employing 00 hands,
have advanced wages 10 to 20 per cent.
There are no ordered or being built
i the United States for foreign rail
roads, 151 locomotives Last year S&C
locomotives , were exported from the
United States, against 343 In 187.
Vlcksburg. Miss., April ll.-Dr. Solo
mon McDowell, a well known planter of
tills state, has Just finished an Inspec
tion tour throughout the counties of
Bolivar, Washington and Sharkey. The
outlook for crops In this portion of th
state, he says. Is very gloomy Thes
conditions prevr'l In Northern Lou(l
ana and Western Arkansas.
Washington. April 11. Secretary Long
announces that the delicate and im
portant duties devolving upon Admiral
George Dewey in connection with the
restoration of peace and the reorganiza
tion of the government '.n the Phllip
olnes precludes a complance . with the
request of the Business Men's associa
tion of Washington looking to his par
ticipation In the proposed peace jubilee
In this city next month.
Washington. April 11. -The British
government is making a strenuous ef
fort to stamp out rabies In '.he British
Islands, and the state department has
been furnished by Sir Julian Paunce
fcte, -the British ambassador here, a
memorandum Issued by the board of
agriculture strictly limiting the incom.
Ing of dog y Every dog Imported is re
quired to have a license from the board
London, April 11. The Rome corre
pondent of the Dal?y Mail says: While
the pope's health has improved, few
Jeny that his life is slowly ebbing
away csrdina! Farocr.i. bishop or
rc.rto and Santa Rufine. and vicar gen
eral of his holiness. In sn interview.
ays thst tn spite of the advice of his
physicians the pope, if his strength
will permit, will receive the sacred
college rn Tcesday and receive the
cor.grstulstlcns ef that body upon the
anniversary of his ccror.atlcn He
even intends to attend the service In
St. FeUr's on Friday.
Oomoz Fcrmal'y Reinstated
Havana. April 11 The generals met
Saturday at Msrianso and officiary de.
elded to reinstate General Gomes at
commander-in-chief They also decided
to appoint an executive cf three gen
erals to sirlst htm to distribute the
3.000.000. In d:sarrr.lr.g ar.d the organ
isation cf the rural police for the
provinces. He will be officially notified
of their action and a proclamation
probably 'II! be Issued to the Cubans.
General Rafael Portuondo. chairman
of tht executive committee of the for
mer military assembly, called upon
Governor General Brooke and discuss
ed with him the recent actions of the
assembly leading to its dissolution He
old sot offer the Cuban muster rolls
directly, though It had been Intimated
bv several farmer awaabsrs of the as.
at sable that tbeas art at the dlsposi-
Ma of raw. atf-sary awtaoriUea whea
General Otis Cables Ai
alty List Everytrl
ManPa, April .Central MacAr-
thur's operations consist,! temporarily,
in daily reconnaisanc-es la various di
rections, for the purpose ef keeping in
touch Hh the Insurgents, and ascer
taining their movements. The Fourth
cavalry and two guns were out all
morning in the direction of I'.airasoain,
i little north of Malolos.
In the. meantime the dredgers are
busy clearing the channel of the Rio
Giang to Pamapghna.
The United States double turreted
monitor Monadnoik is patrolling the
tay in the vicinity of Bakoor, keeping
the insurgents In motion ai.J dropping
occasional shells among them in re
sponse to their muhketry fire.
S-aul, reported to have been bom
barded by the Baltimore, la merely a
fubuil- cf Daugupan, which, as cabled
exclusively to the Associated Press on
Thursday morning last, was bombarded
by the United Stales cruiser Charles
ton lut Saturday because one of her
boats was ftred upon and an officer
wounded hile in shore making sound
ings MANILA'S SACRIFICE LIST.
Washington, April U. General Otis
reports from Manila to Adjutant Gen
eral Corbln, the following casualties
not heretofore reported :
Killed: Third Artillery March 23:
Company K, Sergeant Edwin W. Wall.
Wounded: Company H, llrivates
Richard King, scalp, slight; company
L, William B. French, forearm, sllghtj
Fred A. John, slight.
27th: Company K, Second Lieutenant
Lloyd England, finger, slight; Sergeant
William Montgomery, hand, slight.
First Washington 2lh. Company
B, Private William B. Pincheon, hand,
Tenth Pennsylvania 30th: Company
D. Private George B. Glmas, hand,
First Colorado 31M: Company C,
Private George P. Dyerman, hand,
Twenty-third infantry Company L,
Private John L. Johns, hand, moderate.
First Montar.a Killed. April 4: Com
pany L, Corporal Owen Rowlands.
Wounded: Band, Sergeant George
W. Cowell, ankle, slight; Company G,
Privates William J. Bort, knee, severe;
company M, Frank Laudermann, chest,
Answering inquiry Albert W. Hart
risgen, company E. Fourth cavalry, ac
cidentally shot In barracks. March 10,
with revolver In hands of Private Stolk
man, same trocp. Hartrisgen died fol
Final Steps to Peace.
Washington. April 11. The exchange
of ratifications of the treaty of peace
between Spain and the United States,
signed at Paris, will probably take
p'.ace In this city this week and that
ceremony will be followed by a procla
mation by President McKlnley official
ly ai i ounclng the cloae of the war with
f-pfctn and the resumption of friendly
relations, commercial and otherwise, be
tween the two countries.
Secretary Hay has been officially ad
vised of the forwarding of the Span
ish treaty to the French ambassador
at Washington The document Is now
on the high seas and not far from New
York and is expected to be delivered to
the French ambassador this week.
The exchange of ratifications will be
followed promptly by the payment ,of
32iO')0,0CO to the Spanish government
on account of the cession of the Phil
ippine islands to the United States. The
question whether or not Spain can de
liver the goods is not considered in the
deal That is to be fought out with
It Is believed the 320,000,00 will be
paid to the Spanish government by
means of a draft on London or Paris.
It ha been stated at the state depart
ment that no coin will be sent out of
the country In payment of this fund.
A Madrid dispatch says Prime Minis
ter Silvela expects to receive the ex
change of ratifications of traty about
April 1. exactly one year after Amer
ica ordered armed Intervention in Cuba,
Diplomatic relations will then be re
established with the United States, and
Spain will Immediately proceed to de
mand from the American government
the release of Spanish prisoners held by
the Filipinos, this being provided far to
Urge Gild Standard.
New Tork. April 11. A declaration
for a flexible currency, based on the
gold standard, has been adopted by the
executive committee of the Indianapolis
monetary convention, at a meeting In
this city called by the chlarman, H. H.
Hanna of Indiana, for the purpose of
getting the advice of the committee
upon the recommendations to be pre
sented tc the republican csucus com
mittee of the house of representatives,
which will meet at Atlantic City on
Two members of the monetary com
mission ex-Secretary Charles B. Falr
chlld of New York ar.d William B.
Dean of Mlnr.esota. were present by in
vitation, and Discussed some of the
changes proposed ir. the present mone
Cha'ics 8 Hamlin of Boston, recently
asr:star,t secretary of the treasury, wsi
elected member of the executive com
rr.ittee A report ss made by a sub
committee and drp;ed. declaring the
belief oi the monetary commission tc
be bread ar.d comprehensive in Its
sop' nd conta'.h.r.g such provisions
as sre necessary to settle the financial
pritlem. but authorising the chairman
to suugest such modifications as might
be ptussary to secure legislation not
incoinistent with the principles of the
The fcllowlng resolution was adopted
una; smcusly as the expression of the
Resolved: That the executive commit
ter cf the Indianapolis monetiry con
veniion continue to urge upon congresi
the sCoptlon of a monetary system
based upon the gold standard, adequate
In volume and sufficiently flexible In
character to afford the legitimate,
mean to oar producers asvd manufac
turers for meeting the ranMiy eipsmA
ing volume of domestic trait and fot
competing on equal term Intbe world'i
market witn an nauens.
fall employment aad Jnat rttuna) U
JYNTER'9 TERRIBLE REBUKE
n. Weaver and Other Splendid
Americans Views on the Veto.
Lincoln. Neb., April 11. General Jas
:. Weaver cf Iowa, soldier, stateraan
nd orator, and one cf the most pow
:lul and distinguished veterans of the
ivil war ar.d anti-monopoly cam
aigns, dating back to the 60s. writes
I wtt-h to congratulate you upon
..ur courageous and patriotic veto ot
...t biW declaring that the Philippine
iar is being waged In defense of the
rinciples of our government, and for
he glory of our flag. The tragedy
low transpiring In those islands is
overing our nation with shame, and
oudlng the hope of freedom In all
Something had to be done in an
t!U ial way to arouse the people from
lie stupor of desperation Into which
!.e nation seems to have passed, and
lie honor has happily fallen upon the
..ght man. You have done the whole
untry a notable servUe."
From Osgood, Ind.. Thomaue K. WII-.-on
'I want to thank you for having
the nerve to veto the buniombe reso.
lution. I am an old soldier and love
my country and its principles too well
to indorse the cry for conquest."
William Craig of Blue Springs, Neb.,
"Your veto of the "vote of thanks'
resolution improves with age. The
more I think over it the better 1 am
convinced that It was a 'good veto,' as
the World-Herald terms It. You have
shown that you have the Andrew
Jackson kind of courage of your con
victions. The resolution a It reads in
part 'defending in the far-off Philip
pines the principles of our government
and adding new glory to our flag.' Is
a downright travesty on one of the
great principles embodied In our dec
laration of Independence, that govern
ments derive their Just powers from the
consent of the governed "
OMAHA INDORSES THE VETO.
Omaha. Neb.. April 11. If there are
many people in Omaha who disagree
with the sentiment sa promptly -ind
courageously expressed by Governor
Poynter In vetoing the Talbot resolu
tion, which declared that the war that
the present national administration is
now waging against the Filipinos Is
In accordance with American principles.
they have a very meek way of ex
It Is the concensus of opinion here
that Nebraska's chief executive has ad
ministered one of the most timely and
powerful rebukes which our imperial
president has yet received on his mis
taken idea ot enforcing "American
ORATORS ARE CHOSEN.
Now York's "Chicago Platform"
Dinner Arrangements Complete
New Tork, April 11. Eugene V,
Brewster has announced the list of
speakers for the Chicago platform din
ner at the Grand Central Palace Apn
15. as follows: William J. Bryan. Su
perlor Court Justice William J. Gr
nor of Brooklyn, George Fred Wllllsrr s
it Massachusetts. Charles A. Towne and
John F, Crosby. Among the guests of
honor Invited are former Governor Wil
liam J. Stone and Richard P Bland ef
Missouri. Chairman James K Jones cf
the democratic national committee,
Senator Teller of Colorado. George
Fred Williams of Massachusetts. Sen
ator Daniel of Virginia. John P. Altgeid
of Illinois. Senator Allen of Nebraska.
Tom L, Johnson of Ohio. Judg Wil
liam J. (iaynor of Brooklyn. Senator
Stewart of Nevada. Representat've Bai
ley of Texas, Senator Jones of Nevada.
Elliot Oanforth of New York, Senator
Tillman of South Carolina, W.H "Coin''
Harvey of Chicago, Henry George of
New York, John S. Crosby of Missouri,
now the president of the Manhattan
Single Tax club, Charles E. Towne of
Minnesota, William Hepburn Russell cf
Massachusetts, James Maguire of Syr
acuse, Colonel William L. Brown and
Representative Sulzer of New York, the
Key. Dr. McGlynn, now of Ulster coun
ty,' N. Y Norman E. Mack of Buffalo
and William K. Hearst and Joseph Pu
lltxer of New York.
Colonel Bryan will attend this din
ner and the dinner of the worklngmen
on April It. At the Chicago platform
dinner he will reply to the toast, "De
mocracy," and at the working-men's
dinner be will discuss Thomas Jeffer
son. John Stlmmel of No. lit Bowery has
signed a contract to furnish S.OX dollar
dinners. The committee has refused la
make public the menu until all the tick
ets are sold.
Peter F. Meyer auctioned off the
boxes at the Democratic club for Rlch
md Croker's Jefferson Day dinner In
the Metropolitan opera house.
There was a big crowd of Tammany
r.ien present and the sale netted more
lli an i'o.W). Jefferson M. Levy paid
i'-40 for the first choice and took box
As to Census Enumerators.
Washington. April 11 A mutual di
vision cf census superintendents of the
hp'.j of Nebraska has been arranged
between Senators Thurston and Hay
ward Mr. Hayward will have the First,
Fourth and Fifth congressional dis
tricts U fill, consulting with Congressman-elect
Burkett as to choice of super
intendent of the First district. Senator
Thurston will consult with Mercer as
to Second district superintendent snd
will personally suggest superintendents
in the Third and Sixth districts While
the appointments will not be made for
seme time, It Is the desire of Director
Met r lam to open up a correspondence
with those to be selected with a view to
familiarising them with the work and
gelling the machinery ready for opera
tion In the matter of census enumer-sli-m
for the Second congressional dis
trict. Thurston and Mercer will In all
probability recommend mutually, so
that there will be no possible chance of
Acting Secretary Melklejohn has had
the c'lst.ngulshed honor accorded htm
of sn irvltatlon to deliver the Me-
ii.orifci day oration at Gettysburg, on
Thursday, May 30 .The Ir.vltation cams
frcm the (rtlrman of the committee on
arrangements of Corporal helby post
No f. Grand Army of the Republic, of
Oe'ttsbutf. If possible Secretary Met
klejohn will accept the invitation, al
though be M eon temple tiag n short trb
to Swops aet for the seeaa voyagw.
THE THIRD NEBRASKA
iOLDIER BOYS HAVE LEFT CUBA
.-EN ROUTE HOME.
One of Uncle Sam's Big Fighting
Machines Is Named After Ne
braska Other News
Havana, April 11. The United States
transport Logan sailed Saturday for the
Dry Tortugas wHh the Third Ne
braska. Colonel Vlfqualn, on board.
After landing the Nebraskans, the
ship returned to Havana for the Ninth
Illinois and took that regiment to the
Dry Tortugas. In the meantime the
Third Nebraska will have passed the
quarantine period and will be taken
to Tampa, Fla.
Omaha, Neb.. April 11. Advices are
'.hat the Third Nebraska regiment will,
as Its members and the governor wish,
be mustered out on the Atlantic coast
on being brought back from Havana
Governor Poynter several days ago
wired Acting Secretary of War Melkle
john a request that if consistent with
policy of department the Third Ne
braska should be mustered out at a
camp near savannah, (Ja , or in case
that camp was not large enough an
other earn ii would be established con
veniently for some of these regiments.
The first plan was to send the Ne
braska and the two Iowa regiments to
Fort Crook to be mustered out, but as
April 1 the quarantine rule went Into
effect, they must stay in quarantine on
the coast the required time before
"NEBRASKA," A CRUISER.
President McKlnley Remembers
Washington, April 11. The prenl
dent has named the twelve new war
ships recently provided for by congress
Battleships Pennsylvania, New Jer
Armored Cruisers West Virginia,
Cruisers Denver, Des Moines, Chat
tanooga, Galveston, Tacoma, Cleve
land. Petitions by the hundred have been
nowing Into the White house and navy
department ever since the new ships
were provided for, urging the merits
of various names. The president and
Secretary Long enjoyed the good na.
tured rivalry and in making the final
determination consideration waa given
not only to the urgency of the Influ
ence brought to bear, but also to the
Beveral sections of the country. Penn
sylvania petitioned through Governor
stone. Senators Quay and Penrose
and the entire delegation In the house
Georgia did not petition the navy de
partment and n Is believed that the
choice of a southern state was due to
s desire by the president to compliment
those with whom he visited on his re
cent southern trip. Senator Elklns
snd the congressional delegation were
most active for West Virginia. Repre
sentatives of Nebraska made It their
business to besiege the navy depart
ment with petitions for Nebraska. The
choice of California utnu to be a per
sonal compliment, without the same
effort shown In other states The same
rivalry was shown among the cities,
lht mayors, city councils, chambers cf
commerce, etc.. joining tn the pleas.
The battleships Pennsylvania. New
Jersey and Georgia are described In the
act authorizing then, as three seagoing
coast line battleships, carrying the
heaviest armor and most powerful ord
nance for vessels of their class upon
a trial displacement of about 13 LOO
tons, to be sheathed and coppered, and
to have the highest practicable speed
and great radius of action, and to cost,
excljsive of armor and armament, not
exceeting 33.600,000 each.
Th armored cruisers are similarly
described, except that they are to cost
I4.iXM.0u0 each, and are to have a dis
placement of 12.U00 tone.
The cruisers Denver, Cleveland and
others are described as "protected
cruisers of about 2.500 tons trial dls.
placement, to be sheathed and cop
pered, and to have the highest speed
compatible with good cruising quali
ties and great radius of action, and to
.arry the most powerful ordnance
lulled to vessels cf their claM, and to
;cst, exclusive -f armament, not ex
jeedlng ll.HO.OOC each."
MAN CHEWED BY SEWER RATS
A Poor. Homeless Fellow Attacked
by Vicious Rodents.
Chicago, III., April 11. An army of
ewer rats, tierce and desperate, at
tacked Frank Morgan, a lodger in the
jouth Chicago avenue police station
jnd lacerated him terribly before he
could be rescued.
Morgan applied at the station early
n the evening for a cell to sleep in. say
ing hi was out of employment and had
no nionty, and he was placed In the
lodgers' part of the basement.
Hume time after, while Morgan was
dozing in the gloom of the basement,
he felt something bite him on the hand.
Startled, he stretched out his hand
nd cbught a rat. The animal squealed
and as If that were a signal for a com
bined attack a horde of enormous rats
wept upon him. biting him In the arms
nd legs and sinking their sherp teeth
Into his scalp.
Morgan sc teamed with terror and
pain. His cites were heard In the police
headquarters above and several police
men lushed down stairs.
They found Morgan half unconscious
snd with the big grey rodents clinging
to all parts of his body, Nearly a doxen
ef them were killed by the policemen.
One cf enormous size had sunk bis
teeth Into his scalp so tightly that
It had to be killed before it could o
Morgan will recover unless blood pui
sor.ir.g sets In.
ENGLAND IS A HARD DRINKER
Tns British Lead In the Liquor
Drinking C artiest.
London, April 11 -An official state
mem Just issued shows Kngland to be
the greatest drinking nation In ths
world, a discovery which has astonish
ed Its people, who hoped It had fallen
behind In the alcoholic race. Of best
England drinks 30 31 gallons per head
per annum, America, 12 20: Germany.
ZiSO. France, 110. Of wlnt England
drinks ,3 gallons. America, .14; Oer
mary, 1.34. Of spirits England drinks
I Hi gallons; America, .34; Germany and
rrancs, both I t.
This gives England total consume,
tlon i t 33.1! gallons; America, 13 Ml
Germany. 33 73; France. 33. . The
drinking of wlae la decreasing In En
in, wane urn or spirits ana netr
The Ocslalla Creamery company hut
filed articles of lncoriratinn with the
secretary of stale. The raj Ital st ick
Is $iH and the Im-orporst-its are J. W.
Welpton. W. W, Hniillnn. C W.
Hik. Johann Kurkokl Charles D,
Gaston and Adam Hall.
A. A. Karnow, a miller of Genoa, Is
at Waterloo looking the ground over
with the intention of erecting a fifty
barrel flouring mill providing the busi
ness men and citizens give Mm a bonus
of The commercial club is pro
moting 'be scheme and at this time is
sanguine of success.
Lieutenant Juan Ashton Boyle, who
has heen at hin home In Kenrney on
sick leave fir several weeks, received
rrriers a few day ago to be ready to
join the Twenty-first regiment as It
passed thiough Kearney early this
week for Manila. He has been assigned
to that regiment, and will be ready to
go along with the boys when they pass
thriugh his home town. He Is In perfect
health and is anxious to return to ac
live work .
Grading outfits are arriving on all
trains at Alliance and are going Into
tamp along the line of the Burlington
survey. A great demand for horses and
mules has been created by reason of
the building of the Burlington branch.
The yards present an appearance of
great activity. The route will prob
ably lake a southwesterly course via
Camp Clarke, Gerlng and then through
the Belmont canal country to Laramie
Governor Poynter has recel'-ed a
handsomely lithographed proclamation
frrm Governor Asa Hushnrll of Ohlflr,
announcing the holding of 'he Ohio
Centennial Exposition at Toledo in 1!1-
1903. The proclamation recites the his
tory of the admission of Ohio Into
statehood In ISO?, the decision of the
Ohio assembly to celebrate the centen
nial and selection of Toledo as the plact
to hold the exposition. A cordial in
vitation Is given to the general govern
ment, the American states ar.d alt for
eign nations to take part In the ex
position. Judge Scott sustained the demurref
filed by Judge Ogden attorney for Mm
Mary Cummlngs, administratrix of the
estate oi Thomas Cummlngs, In the ac
tion brought by Lena Burwell to re
cover tS.OOO damages because, as al
leged, Burwell bought liquor at th
Cunnn'iigs saloon and after getting
drunk went out and killed Casaoe
Boyce. This Is Ihe first case in the
stste where a woman has sued re
damages because her husband got
rtrunk and killed another man and was
never punished for K. It Is the rule
for the wife of the man killed to bring
the suit. Mrs Burwell alleges that bet
nUSr-anfl nas prfn unvamru rinx
the killing of Boyce.
The North Platte valley In the vi
cinity of Gerlng Is the scene of great
activity on the part of the surveying
parties of the Burlington and L'nloa
Pacific companies. The former Is cross
sectioning on the north side of the river
and there seems to be no doubt that It
has Its line finally located. T, E. Cal
vert Is with the party, as is also Tobe
Castor, and they are not only taking
options on various tracts of land, but
are closing right cf way contracts.
Sbepherdson A I-cng are understood to
have a considerable contract for grad
ing and Long, who lives In South Bend.
s at Gerlng offering to let sub-con-tracts.
Chief Kngineer Berry's parties
of Union Pacific surveyors have been
also doing active work, beginning near
Camp Clarke, on the north side of the
river. Where they cross the Burling
ton survey they graded and Ironed sev
eral hundred feet of track. It Is be
lieved their plan Is an extension of
the Kearney A Callaway branch.
Pittsburg Pa., April 11. From a reli
able source It Is ascertained that Philip
I. Armour, the Chicago packer, Is try
ing to consolidate the glue concerns of
the country. It Is estimated that It win
lake about i:o ooo.coo to buy up all the
glue factories In Western Pennsvl
vanla mllllors e.f ioNst B'e Invested
In the Induelry s.nd It gives employ
ment to thousands cf men
Phil Armour already manufactures
about one-eighth of si! Ihe glue used
In the t'nlted States The American
Glue company, a combination formed
three years ago, controls about one
third of all the output. Its factories
being located In half a doxen states.
Alton, III., April 11 -Two hundred
citizens of Upper Alton and vicinity
tried to mob Jacob Howard (colored!.
charged with criminally assaulting a
white woman. Howard was spirited
to the county jail In Edwardsvllle.
Several hundred farmers from neat
Kostershurg tame here determined te
lynch the r.rgro They heard How
ard had been rent to Edwardsvllle but
bed committee vls't the Alton Jail te
asrirts'n If Hows'rt was r.ee. Th
--i(tee were 'rngh Jhe js'l snd e.
r'e-1 tin "rward ss not there.
F--rr"r Ihep left 'oi Fd ardsvllle snd
are cVi "-rained to tike summary Jus
tice on the negro
Washington. D 0 . April II -Admiral
Dewey has cabled the navy department
ssklng thst six months' engineering
supplies be sent to him at Manila The
department will probably us the Buf
fs lo now on her way to New Tork, fot
the csrr'sge of tries stores. Th ad
miral's request Is an Indication of klo
belief that It wilt not b pottb1 to
materially diminish th American fleet
In Ihe Philippines in tn ntnr fntvrt.
Areola, til.. April II. Wllliun r. .
ren Murphy, a cripple, wKa a aoeket- j
knife, amputated bis right foot, while '
nvoM was present, aad then called Mg
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