Harrison press-journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1899-1905, August 10, 1899, Image 5
tni Ml'tii rn vro rrn 1 RIFUTMT REPUBLICAN COMMIT TIE'S CHAROE8. tfX-Oovernor Give a 8ttmnt to tho Public That Republicans Find Unanswerable ciciii- ui me late ai ui aon.inrii nuu FIIIU UUl uitt male umoen acted the rmhllr hmino.. i. -k ... statement of ex-Governor Holcomb In relation to the charge that he had urawn out of the treasury money ap propriated for boum rent anri nm l l his pocket. This Is the "finding'' of the committee" and the republican organs nave reiterated the charge on the irengin or tne committee's dndlng, and on the strength of their desire to say uuiruiiui prejudicial to a political op ponent. Ex-Governor Holcomb today nave the luuowmg statement for the Inform non or the public and with It the state ment of Mr. Charles K. Gould, his land lord Oould is himself an out-and-out republican, but he has expressed his opinion in empnatlc an uncompllmen tary terms of the palDablr unfair man ner In which the committee and Its it torney have treated himself and wife 10 their efforts to try and smirch ex uovernor Holcomb. HOLCOMB ARRAIGNS THEM "It Is said that a truth half told Is worse than a He. There Is much merit ln the saying, and this Is the unenviable position the gentlemen known ns the Prout Investigating; committee occur v The moral turpitude Involved Is aggra vated beoause their actions are Inspired by shameful partisan motives. They could appropriately be called the 'ma llgning committee.' "It have been made the special object or tneir veeomoua attacks In an un Justifiable effort to cast obloquy upon me. "They have entirely Ignored the ob Jects of the resolution under which they pretend to act In order to, If possible, manufacture campaign capital for the party they so willingly serve. "The palpably false reports which they have been Instrumental in giving circulation nave been seized with avid lty by the partisan press of the state and served to their readers In every conceivable form. I shall be agreeably surprised If the editors of these same papers shall. In fairness to me, give to tneir readers my statement regarding the matter. "While I am not willing fhat my no. tlons should be judged by men who are bllndnd by partisan prejudice to all sense of fairness, or by a partisan press, I arways have been, and now am desirous that the people of the state hall know my every official act while serving them as their public servant. "As to the criticisms which have been made regarding the legislative appro priation for house rent I submit the fol lowing statement: "The legislature of '89 first made an appropriation for house rent for the governor. It appropriated I2.M0 for the period of two years. The approprl atlon became available April 1. 1X89, On the lth of the same month the en tire sum of $2,000 was drawn by Gov ernor Thayer, who was then chief ex ecutive of the state. This sum, for the remainder of his term, was at the rate of a little over $9S per month. I am t not persenally informed whether th governor lived In rented property or occupied a residence of his own "In 1191 the legislature again appro priated 12.000 for the blenntum. This urn, except 1250, was drawn out by Oovernor Thayer and Governor IJoyrt, who each occupied the executive chair during the period covered by the appro priation. The funds appropriate! were drawn quarterly at the rate of $250 per quarter or SK3.33 1-3 per month. Gover nor Thayer drew $500 and $250 May IS, 191. and $250 November 5, 1H91. Gov ernor Boyd drew $1,250, $250 being drawn on each of the following dates: April 29, MM. March 2, 1892, April W, 1IS92, July 2, 1892. and September 29. 192. Just what disposition was made of these funds I am unable to speak from personal knowledge. "The legislature of 1893 made another appropriation of $2,000, which was -lls-approved by Governor Crounse. Gov. ernor Croiusse did not, however, main tain a family residence In Lincoln during his term as governor. "The legislature of 1895 made an ap propriation for house rent, but reduced the amount from $2,000. the sum before appropriated, to $1,500. I was then governor. IN THE GOULD HOUSE. "After a thorough search for a suita ble residence I selected property fur nished asxl ready for occupancy be longing to a Mr. Crandall and situated some ten blocks from the canltol. I resided In this property until the mid dle of October, 1895, and paid Mr. Crandall $60 per month, and drew only this amount of money from the appro priation. "I then found I could secure a more desirable residence property a, block farther away, which to me and my family seemed more suitable to our needs. The house was somewhat larger, the rooms better arranged and the grounds much more spacious. "The house, however, had not teen provided with modern conveniences. I arranged with the owners, Mr. and Mrs. uouia, to lane mis property ror a year In the condition In which it then was, and to pay to them therefor 110 per month. I furnished and re fitted the house throughout and was to pay for all expenses of repairs. Im provements, caring for and keeping up the ground and buildings on the premises. "This arrangement continued until December, 189. or a little over one year. I drew from the appropriation for two and one-half months In 1895 at the rate of $60 per month, the same mount I had been paying Mr. Cran dall. I drew from the appropriation for 1SH $460. or a little over $54 per montn. "I was unable to see then, and am now,- how my actions In this regard could merit criticism If, by the change, 1 was enabled to procure a more suit ble and satisfactory residence prop erty and at a less expenditure from the spproprlatlon than I was com pelled to pay In the first Instance. "I did not during this time draw more of the spproprlatlon than I was Justly entitled to. In fact, I Irew less than I might have done with perfect propriety and entirely within the in tention and spirit of the appropriation art. "In the fall of 1856 I had some changes made In the premises and made further arrangements with Mr. Oould for the continued occupancy of the premises. ''During the year of 1897 1 paid him fur the use of the premises $480, or $40 fer month, he paying for repairs, stc. drew this amount and no more from the appropriation for this year. "At the close of 1897 we made some further changes and remodeling of the premises, and I arranged for the occ u- y paacy of the game for another yes for the sum of $M per month. Durtn, tne year 1W5 and until the close of m term of office I drew from the appro pnation MM JO. I paid to Mr. Oould a rental this entire amount, except $24.11 wnicn l paid out for necessary repaln These appropriations were not draw) in advance, except during the yea 1895. when I paid rental In advance t Mr. crandall "Of the first appropriation of $1,504 $190 was not used by me and lapse into tne treasury. At the close of m: term ot omce there remained unex pended of the second approprlatloi ow.o, or a total unexpended sum o the two apDroDriatlons of 1696.70. endeavored to use these appropriation! as economically as I would my prlvab i unas ana reel that I have done s. reasonamy well. I have used far less , per montl than any other governor of the state Had I followed the Drecedent set b) my predecessors and drawn all the ap proprlatlon, I presume I would havi Deen applauded as having done a verj irruuer set Dy inose who are now erltl clslng. If the contemntlble llttleneaa tha has been displayed bv the a-entlemei responsible for the false report and I twriisan press should prevail. It prob ably would have been better for me ti have gone to the suburbs of ths cltv rented a modest cottage of five or slj ruums ana maintained It th nal aence ot the chief executive of thi siaie. Mut I do not believe such Is tlx spirit of the fair-minded people of th state, nor was It the Intention nf th legislature making the appropriation Lincoln, web., July 27, 1899. "SILAS A. HOLCOMB." "Lincoln, Neb.. July 28. I am ac qualnted with ex-Governor Hnlcnml and have known him since his electlot as governor, and more intimated since he has been residing In propertj urionging 10 us and situated at 175 A street. He began residing in this prop- miaaie or October, 1895. "I have read his public statement under date of July 27, current month regarding the use and rental of thi: property while governor, and the tav. ment of rent and the expenses of re pairs, etc., mere ror, and find the sam to be true and correct In all respects UMAKL.EH H. OOULD." DETAILED STATEMENT. Appended to the above is the state. ment of appropriations made by th legislature of Nebraska to pay houm rent for the governor and expenditure! made from the same. Appropriation for the hlenntiim Anrii l 1899, to March 21; 1891, $2,000; expenditure! for the blennlum. Anrli 1. iua in u.r 31, 1891, April 16, 1889. John M. Thayer warrant no. 62313, 12,000; appropriation foi the blennlum, April 1, 1891, to March 31 189$. Expenditures: April , 1891. Jamet K. Boyd, warrant No. 6887. t2S0: Mav 12 891. John M. ThRVPI- irnnl Mn uu $-30; November 5. 1891. John M. Thayer warrant No. 69317. tTtJi- Unrrh m James E. Boyd, warrant No. 71169. $250 April 28. 1892. Jinl E Rnvri warrant Mil 71497, $250; July 2, 1892, James E. Boyd warrant No. 71J02. $250; September $9. U9J James E. Boyd, warrant No. 72470, $2fk li.7; balance lapsed back Into treasury $150. Appropriation for the blenntum, Apri! 1x95, to March 31. 1897. 11.60(1 Expendi tures: May 2. 1898, Anna C. Crandall warrant No. 96412. 1180-. Julv 11. lsss Anns C. Crandall. warrant No. 98386. I1W): Sep tember 30. 1896. Silas A. Holcomb. warranl Kn &m4 tl ii u.h l ikja mi... . u..i comb, warrant No. B2686. $350; Decern be I c. in cuas a. Hoicomo, warrant rvo 1)7502. $300: AueuRt 27. 1M97. Slim A Hoi. comb, warrant No. B14S71. $120, $1,210. Bal ance lapsed back Into treasury. $190. Appropriation for the blennlum. Aprl' 1. 1897, to March II. 1899. 11.509. Expend ures; December 24. 1897. Silas A. Hol comb, warrant No. B17621, $360; May 26 1898, Silas A. Holcomb. warrant No B21144, $250; August 8, 1898. Silas A. Hoi- omo. warrant No. B22797. 1100: DecemtMi 21, 1896, Silas A. Holcomb. warrant No B2M26. $200: January 7. 1899. Bllas A. Hol comb, warrant No. B2S733. $83.30. $933.30 Balance, $508.70. Expenditures: January 10, 1899, S. A Wilson, warrant No. B2S754. $81.80; Febru ry 1. 18S9. 8. A. Wilson, warrant No H20S38. $68.40: March 7. 1899. S. A. Wilson warrant No. M27699, 164.20; $192.40. Balanct to i?e back Into treasury, $314.30 . State of Nebraska, ss. : Lancastet County: I, C. C. Pool, deputy statf auditor of Nebraska, do hereby certlf) nai me aoove anu roregoing is a tru itatement of the appropriations made bv the legislature of Nehrawka to pay hous rent for the governors and the expend!- ures mane rrom tne same as shown by he records In this office. Witness my hand and seal this 29th da or juiy, ik. u. c FOOL., (Seal.) Deputy State Auditor. SWELLS THE SCHOOL FUND. Commissioner Wolfe has recently completed a tour of leasing school land under the new school land law, in th counties named below and gives th following statement showing the result In Dawes county he offered for least 25,580 acres and leased 25,420 acres, a' average valuation of 59 cents pel acre. In Holt county he offered 34.100 acret and leased 32,230 acres, at an averag valuation of $1.02 per acre, and some ol this land was leased at the present ap pralsal and for a cash bonus of $2,524. In Wheeler county he offered and leased all that was vacant 8,037 acres at an average valuation of 71 cents pei acre, and on three pieces secured cash bonus of $230. In Antelope county he offered 1,64( acres and leased 1.480 acres, at an aver age valuation of $1.48 per acre and He ll red a bonus of $19. In Pierce county he offered 2,160 acrei and leaned 1,760 acres, at an averagt valuation oi .1,11 per acre. In Keya Paha he offered and leasee? all that was vacant 18,183 acres at i valuation of 77 cents per acre and re ceived In addition cash bonusei mounting to $701. In Brown county he offered 28.3SS acres and leased 18,049 acres, at an aver age valuation of 53 cents per acre. In Rock county he offered 21.120 acrei and leased 15.760 acres, at an average valuation of 51 cents per acre. Thus It will be seen that on this leas ing tour he offered for lease 139.149 acres of school lands and leased !20, 91 acres of the same at an average vsluatlon of 77 cents per acre. All school lands draw as annual rental t per cent of the appraised value.- Th lands leased at these auctions will therefore yield to the state for the benefit of the temporary school fund an annual rental of $5.(70, and as thes contracts run for twenty-five years. It the rental la kept up. and there Is no doubt about the rental being generally promptly paid, since the lessees have been allowed tne privilege, unier tne new law, to set their own value thereon. In competition with others de siring to use the seme, and the state has the right whenever It I thoug.it that the appraisement Is lower than the true value of the land to make new appraisement, the commissioner feels very well pleased with the opera tion of the new law and with the suc cess of the leasing. In addition to the regular rental above mentioned, he se cured cash bonuses for the lease of lands at the present appraise lamount Ing to $J 474. HUSBAND CHARGES CRUELTY. Stout City, la. Walter D. Hunt, prominent traveling salesman here foi a St. Louis hardware house, petitioned for divorce from his wife, Alice Poult ney Hunt, one of th beat known so prano singers In the state. He allege cruel and Inhuman treatment. Mr Hunt's former bom a Yankton, S.D. FOYNTEIi'S ADDRESS OREBTINO TO THE RETURNEC NEBRASKA SOLDIERS On Behalf of th State the Oovern or CI ve th Volunteer Hearty Weloom. San Francisco. Cal. aneciai rv thJ arrival of the First Nebraska aj the parade ground the regiment wai tormea in columns of masses and Gov ernor Poynter welcomed the gallant boys home, saying: "As the official representative of tht great state of Nebraska, which we at so much love and within whose borderi are aur homes, I come to offer you thlt greeting and to welcome you upon youi return to your native land. With prldt the people of Nebraska saw you de- pa, ana tneir prayers and good wlshet went with you. With Joy they hail your return and award to you due praise and honor for the splendid man ner in wnicn you have acquitted your eivt ana added new luster to the J ready bright name of Nebraska. "When you entered the service of out country no questions were asked as to euner your religious or political views Tou went out pledged to do your duty. and all the people of Nebraska are proud or you today, since unon no oc casion did you ever fail In llm of rtutv To them, during all these long, weary months, you have been Nebraska, boys, and returning now you are thought ol ana spoken ol as Nebraska nova li whom all the state feels a most par uonaoie pride. And when you reach Nebraska you will And prepared foi you there such a welcome as will in some measure indicate to you the a-lad ness with which your home coming la atuieu oy aii me people. You will And .there, as when vou went twu everv hade of religious sentiment such as can be found in everv Droa-namaive cnun. !try. Tou will find, as when you went away, political differences and parties tunienuing wun the same earnestness lor the maintenance of party policies wnicn nave ever characterised Nebras- aas intelligent people, but upon one subject, votaries of every creed and people of every party stand together, with no division of sentiment. They are all proud of Nebraska's 'Fighting First' 'The military arm of our government Is of entirely different character from that of other nations. We do not now. nor has it ever been our policy to de pend upon a standing army. When need arise for military equipment a ready response has always been and always will be given. American armies have always been Irresistible, because they are composed of men who are them selves a part of that government they are called upon to sustain. As a na tlon we take pride in the glorious deeds of our ancestors, the heroes of '76. Of their own will they took up arms In the cause or human liberty, and having wrested from the mother country by their bravery and sacrifice the right to establish a government and show to the world a new flag, they laid down their arm and took up the task of building that government and of mak ing that flag the standard of power as It was the emblem of freedom. Again in 1812 our fathers left the peaceful walks of citizenship and taught Eng land a proper respect for the rights of tne young republic upon the high seas. The mighty armies which engaged in that awful struggle In '61 and '66 on both side were volunteer soldiers and all Americans. No such conflict had ever before been witnessed. The con flict ended, the government at Wash Ington sustained, the eternal principles of th Declaration of Independence made to apply to all men without dis tinction of color or condition, our flag firmly established the glorious emblem of liberty, those great armies disbanded and took up the peaceful pursuits of citizenship. All history records no braver or grander army enduring the hardships of camp and field, nor better citizens returning to the walks of prl vate life. It has ever been the boost of our republic that In times of war every citizen was a soldier; In times of peace every soldier Is a citizen. Our government Is founded upon the Intelli gence of Its people. That Intelligence is nowhere displayed to better advan tage than In our volunteer army. Men or tne first Nebraska, you have again 'demonstrated the fighting qualities or the American volunteer, Your state stands first in the rank of broad intelligence of all the sisterhood of states, and no regiment outranks you In hard service of all those who answered the call of '98. Your deel mated ranks testify to your faithful discharge of your duty as soldiers, and as the chief executive of your state, say to you, Nebraska Is proud of her sons. While we extend to you glad greetings upon your return to your na tlve land, with sorrow we miss many who will never return to us. Young lives full of promise have gone out and for these we mourn. But they still will not be forgotten. When the spring time coiaes and our people gather to strew flowers upon the graves of the dead heroes of '61 and '65, the young heroes of '98 and '99 will be remembered. The granite shaft and marble column will be reared In their memory, but the more fitting monument will be In the hearts and memories of their comrades and people. "Tou will soon divest yourselves of the livery of your country which you have filled with such distinguished nonor to your state, and take your places with the great busy throng who are building up ner great public Insti tutions and developing her resources. We gladly welcome your assistance In this work. Nothing Is so much In de mand today as men, broad-minded men, men of thought, men of action. We know that those who have displayed such loyalty and devotion to duty that has ever characterized the men of the First Nebraska, will show the same devotion and loyalty to the exercise of cltlsenshlp. "Again, a chief executive of our great state, In behalf of all the cltlsens of our state, of every creed, both re ligious and political, I extend to you thank and hearty appreciation for your splendid bravery and the distinc tion you have brought to the state hy your constant and unwavering devotion to duty.'' At the conclusion three terrific cheers and a tiger were given, and the buys marched to their camp. PICKS (,000 QUARTS OF BERRIES. Dead wood, S. D. (Special.) Prof. F. L. Cook of Spearflsh, president of the normal, came to Dead wood yesterday. He ha picked ever 6,000 quarts of strawberries from his fruit garden at th school ground and will have as many quarts of raspberries. Mrs. W. H. Manning, wife of a prom inent mining man In Blacktall gulch, died suddenly and an autopsy allowed that death was caused by soma later n4 disease. . TE1XS OF NATIVE'S GRIEVANCE Story of Captain Martin. Who E oapd From lnurgnt Army Manila Special.) Edwin Wlldmar ha written the New Tork Journal at follows: I was able to secure an In terview with Captain Martin, who es caped from the Insurgent army. Cap tain Martin was In General Baldermc Agulnaldo's division and under his su pervision all the lntrenchments sur rounding Paranaque, Las Plnas and nu merous other towns in the province ol Cavlte were constructed. He said he was heartily tired of the war, and for his part believed in ths promises of the Americans, and for that reason, after having read the pro clamation of the president, deserted his army and came to Manila for the pur pose of trying to secure a conference with the officers of the Insurgent army in the southern provinces of Luzon. Captain Martin says that the natives' principal grievances are: First That America promised them insufficient guaranties; that our offers are of tuch a general nature that the majority of the people are led to believe that it Is but a repetition of Spanish trick to get them to give up their arms. Second That we protect and leave in power the Spanish priests, saying that so long a we do this they will never give up the Spanish prisoners. The na tives hate the Spaniards, particularly the prlt-sts and officials, with a hate bom of long suffering. Third They object to our allowing Chinese labor In the island. Th.;y say If we open the ports to Chinese or al low them to come here they will mur der every Chinaman In the Interior. . Captain Martin further confirms the many reports that every officer in the Insurgent army who has shown a lean ing toward peace or surrender U very promptly put out of the way or re luced in rank. Ftar that reason he says Aguiraldo's brother superseded Trias, former commander of the forces in Cavlte, Bat an gas and the Latruna de Bay provinces. I asked him where the Insurgents got all their powder and ammunition, and he replied that there were powder factories all over the isl and, two In Cavlte alone, one at Imus, one at San Francisco del Monte, and that the insurgents had plenty of lead and shells. That In the three prov inces named the Insurgents had over 4,000 rifles and several cannon. I asked him why. If the Insurgents were brave and thought they could stand up against the Americans, they did not show fight oftener instead or running away after doing a little skr msh flrng. That s not their plan, he said, "we were not taught to fight that -vay. Our belief has been that while you could capture the small territory around Ma nila and the largest seaports, you nev er vcould whip or catch us In the in terior, and that we could hold out against you Indefinitely in the moun tains, v l.tre we could live as well as in the valleys." "But wouldn't it be better to enjoy the besslngs of peace under our gov ernment than to turn yourselves into a tribe of savages, driven from place to place?" I asked. "Yes, I think so," said the captain, or I would not be here, but our gen erals do not, and they prefer to fight and tnke their chances rather than le again governed by the priests and com pete with the Chinese," TRY MORE DYNAMITE Cleveland Street Car StrIK Still Dangerous Cleveland, O. (Special.) The with drawal of several companies of troops was followed! by another dynamiting outrage, but fortunately nobody was hurt. The explosion occurred under a' Jennings avenue car, in which there were six passengers. It smashed the flange of one of the wheels and splin tered the running board at the side. The passengers were badly frightened but none were injured and the car proceeded on its way to the end of the run. Grand Chief P. M. Arthur of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers has been reported to the strikers for riding on Big Consolidated cars in dis regard of the boycott. When asked if he patronized the Big Consolidated cars Chief Arthur replied: 'Of course I do, I ride every day whenever I have occasion to do so." "Why do you do it?" was asked. "Why, do you suppose I am going to walk three miles down town when the cars pass my door? Of course not. This agitation and boycott are utterly rt dlculous and the strikers have gone al together too far. The director of police said tonight that officers would be Instructed to ar rest on the charge of disorderly con duct all persons who annoy passen gers of the Big Consolidated by calling names or by following them to their homes to ascertain where they live and who they are, for the purpose of bringing them under the boycott, Orat Strlk Threatened Chicago, III. (Special.) As a result of the brickmakers' strike all the brlckmakers In the city may be locked out This would precipitate the great eat struggle between employes and em ployers Chicago- has ever known. It has been battle to the death between the building trades council and the Central association of contractors.made up of those operating In all the different building trades. The subject was under consideration even prior to the brlckmakers' strike, but since that time It has received more serious consideration and to such an extent that there will be a meeting Saturday of the members of the asso ciation to consider the advisability of ordering the lockout. The trouble had Its origin In the pro fessed conviction on the part of the bosses and the contractors that the ex actions of the unions affiliated with the building trades council have become practically unendurable. Each succeed ing year's agreement Is more oppres sive than It predecessor and special latlsfaction has been created by certain provisions In some of the pres ent agreements prescribing what shall constitute a day's work. It is declared that In many Instances Is claimed there has been an Increase of wages. An ultimatum, demanding that the Builders' assort it Ion, If the strike Is aot called off m ...iln a week, the resolu tion provides that the agreement of the Masons' and Builders' association with, the Hod Carriers' union will be canceled. The contractors will use any brick they can get and have it put in place by any workmen they can hire. STRIKES ORB AVERAGING $32. Deadwood. 8. D. (Special.) Or was struck In th Deadwood A Detroit Min ing company drifts In Two Bit dis trict, which averaged $32 per ton In gold. The company Is controlled by New York, unicago and Detroit cap italists. Four directors of the com pany are here, figuring on a reduction plant. This is tne second good strike ot or mads within th month. GENERAL NEWS E8TERHAZT IN LONDON. London. Com te Ferdinand Walsli: Esterhazy Is residing in London undei the assumed name of Boll lemon t H has been served with a subpoena t appear as a witness at Rennes. FUNSTON WILL REMAIN. Leavenworth, Kan. A letter from General Funston was received by D. R Anthony, Jr., of the Leavenworth Times. The general announces that he will stay in the army until the war ir the Philippines is at an end and will not muster out with his regiment OFFICE OF CONSUL ABOLISHED. New York. Special.)Philip C. Hanna, former United States consul at Porte lUeo, was a passenger per steamer Ar kadla, which arrived this afternoon from San Juan, Porto Rico. With hip departure from Porto Rico the office ot consul to that country has been abol ished. PROGRESS OF ENLISTMENTS. Washington, D. C (Special.) -The enlistments yesterday were 384, making a Utal of 9,063. Colonel Bell s regiment, the Twenty-seventh, at Camp Meade, is now above its quota, making two regi ments complete. WILL JOIN THE PRESIDENT. Washington, D. C Secretary of the Interior Hitchcock will Join the Presi dent at Lake Champlaln about August 18 for a stay of about a week. He will leave here in a few days' for Marlon, Maa, to visit a daughter, and after a brief visit in New Hampshire will pro ceed to Lake Champlaln'. ,. CHILDREN TO HONOR DEWEY. New York. It was decided to have five or ten thousand children at Grant's tomb on the second day of the celebra tion. They will be formed into a square and will sing national songs in honor of the admiral. This is a substitute for the children's parade which was at first proposed. ABSOLVED FROM SECRECY. Paris. It appears that the minister of war. General the Marquis de Gal llfet, has absolved ail military wit nesses in the court-martial of Captain Dreyfus at Rennes from professional secrecy, with the exception that he has requested them not to divulge th names of French agents abroad or dis close anything which could complicate the foreign relations of France. ROCK ISLAND EARNINGS. Chicago, III. (Sptcial.) The net in come of the Rock Island road for the month of June was $485,604, an Increase of $91,820 over the net Income of the corresponding month of last year. For the three months of the fiscal year ending June 30, the net Income of the road was $1,374,272, a decrease of $10,750 from the same period of the preceding fiscal year. WILLIAM TO VISIT THE QUEEN. London. The Daily Telegraph, which announces that Emperor William will soon pay a visit to the queen, com ments editorially on the fact as dis posing of the rumors that the emperor is trying to form a European coalition against England, and showing "the continued good relations between the two countries." The paper thinks the visit will be "productive in clearing up small misunderstandings. DOYLE RELEASED AT LAST. Colorado Springs, Colo. Jas. Doyle, the mining man who has been confined In Jail here seven months, on account of having disregarded an injuction issued Issued by the district court, forbidding him to prosecute a suit in the Iowa courts against James Burns, president of the Portland Gold Mining company was released today by order of the court, the Judgment obtained in the Iowa court having been set aside. TRAMPS DEFY A WHOLE TOWN. Evansville, Ind. (Special.) Fifty ho boes took possession of the little town of Poseyvllle on the Peoria, Decatur & Evansville and for three hours the offi cers were unable to do anything. The fast freight train leaving here at 'clock carried two carloads of vagrants who had been ordered out of town by the police. They were dumped at Po seyvllle, and the town marshal, Thomati Montgomery, met them at the station and ordered them out of town. Some ol the tramps flashed pistols and told the marshal they had come to run the town and did not want him to Interfere. They marched through the main streets ot the town, terrorizing the Inhabitant and looting the residence of Mrs. Flor ence Duff. Marshal Montgomery sum moned the men of the village, and, started and drove the tramps out of town after several shots had been fired on both sides and twelve tramps arrest ed. NON-UNION MEN NOW STRIKE Cleveland, O. (Special.) At the rtr.k- crs headquarters It was announce! that fifty of the non-union motormen and conductors running on the TVilson, Cnetral and Scovll avenue lines had quit work because the Big Consolidated had broken Its agreement with them. The men, It is stated, were promised $2 a day and board until the strike wai over. The company posted a notice at the Wilson avenue barns, stating that as the strike was practically en-1- ed the men must pay their own board. The latter, however, deny that the strike is over, and as a result, accord ing to the strike leaders, a number of the new men refused to take out their runs this morning and are now engaged In trying to induce other non-union men to quit. The Big Consolidated oilr.lals deny that the men have stopped work as stated by the strike leaders. FALLING A PRET TO VICE. Havana. (Special.) El Dlario de la Marina publishes a letter which says that the condition of the Cubans has become very bad. A large number were deprived of their parents In the war and have been left without support or guiding Influence. Naturally In many cases they fall a prey to vice, as Is shown by the very large proportion of young persons who figure as criminals in the police dockets. The writer of the letter suggests the establishment ot homes for waifs. These he would have connected with suitable tracts of land, where the children could be brought up out of harm's way and could be taught to till the soil. The Democracia of Mansanlllo says: The proposition, emanating from the United States, to bring 3,000,000 negroes from the United States for Cuban col onization Is beyond all right and rea son. Naturally tne united States de sires to get rid of what is an Incum brance to the country, and It may be thit under this pressure there are those who fancy it would be possible to make :s-j of these negroes In "Amerlcanli- ins" Cuhn. It looks as If the Americans hnd launched themselves here at a time 'vl n the Cubans are exhausted Md un.ible to resist. IOWA NEWS. Ui steamboat landing at Storm Lk broke down with about forty ptopfa n It, letting them down Into th wa ter. The water was very deep, an4 for a time It looked as though th rig orous efforts made to rescue all of then would not avail. Some of the peopii were taken out In a very precarloui condition and are still suffering from the effects. The damage to the proper, ty was considerable. It is announced at Des Moines thai the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul road, which recently bought the Maaoa City ft Fort Dodge road, 100 miles long, will take possession of the road Jan uary 1. A short extension will be mad from Lehigh, the southern terminus, to connect with present lines, and gives the St. Paul direct lines between Oma ha and St. Paul and Dea Moines and St. Paul. Ralph Carlson, the 15-year-old son of L. G. Carlson, while returning from the scene of the fast mall wreck on the wrecking train Thursday night. Jump, ed from the train at the Greene street crossing at Boone, and, striking a switch, was thrown under the wheels and both legs severed below the knees. He was at once cared for, but could not stand the shock, dying at 1:30 Friday morning. This kt the second accident of the kind to boys within thirty days. The body of Edith L. Davis, who died In a hospital at Denver from the ef fects of a criminal operation, was re ceived at Boone - tor burial. In- her dying statement she named as the au thor of her ruin, K. F. Baker, her uncle, a former attorney -and Justice of th peace of Boone. He denies the charge, and claim to- be able to prove his Inno cence. She was an orphan, her mother having died about a year ago, since which time she made her home with her uncle. She was but 15 years old. The three children of James Scott, living at Fort Dodge, narrowly escaped death from ptomaine poisoning. Th children were playing In the woods and found some canned beans that had been opened and left there by soma campers. They ate the beans, and soon after became deathly ill. The beans had been left exposed long enough to commence to putrify and had developed ptomaines. A physician was summoned and the Uvea of the children taxre saved, though the youngest nearly (rifled the efforts of the all restoratives. This is the second case of ptomaine poisoning here within a week. Thursday was the thirteenth anni versary of the murder In Sioux City of Rev. .George C. Haddock, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal church of that city. Haddock was working up evidence in prohibition days against liquor dealers, when late one. night he was shot and Instantly killed. John Arensdorf, a prominent brewer, was ar rested for the crime, and after two sen sational trials was finally acquitted. On Thursday the temperance union and members of hi former church went to the site of the murder and held serv ices in memory of the dead man. A large number of persons attended. William And, aged 25 year, gelding with his sister in York township, near Council Bluffs, committed suicide Wed nesday afternoon by hanging. His dead body was found hanging from a rafter In the barn by one of the farm hands. Appearances indicated that life had been extinct for several hours. Cor oner Treynor was notified and he, on learning the particulars, decided that an Inquest was unnecessary, as It waa clearly a case of suicide. He Instructed the local Justice of the peace to view the remains and Issue a permit for their Interment Arnd had been In poor health for two years and this preyed on his mind. He had been de spondent for several months, but no one suspected that he had any intention of taking his life, although he had fre quently remarked that he wished he were dead. His brother committed sui cide in the same vicinity about three years ago in a similar- manner. The Iowa state college opened Tues day at Ames moBt auspiciously. The classification offices were crowded from morning till evening, nearly all being new students. All dormitories are filled, and about seventy-five student will have to be accommodated outside the college grounds. All boarding houses around the outskirts of the campus are full and many are having to come down town. It Is very desir able that more boarding houses shall be built in close proximity to the col lege grounds, and good money can be made on such an investment The col lege authorities are desirous that such measures shall be taken to provide stu dents board and building sites can be obtained at reasonable rates within convenient distances. The attendance this year will certainly exceed 100 more than previous years, and at the present rate of Increase accommodations will be needed for -probably 200 outside In a year or two more. All departments are In a most flourishing condition and the work should not be hampered by lack of means or facilities. The reduc tion In Interest rates has cut short the income about $11.(00 per annum, which reduces the fund tiled for paying In structors Just so much. As a result of the tuberculin testa which hae been made on the dairy herds supplying milk in Fort Dodge, the city council has taken vigorous ac tion towards protecting the citizen from danger of contracting the disease rrom tuberculous cattle. Thus far 131 cow have been examined. Of these twenty-one, or a little over 16 per cent. have been condemned. If the same pro portion should hold good throughout the other herds.seventy-flve cows would be found to be suffering with tubercu losis. Accordingly, the members of th city council deemed It to be their duty to take action on the matter. At their last meeting It was decided that an ordinance should be passed providing -that no milk ahould be sold In that city from cattle that had not been tested and found free from tuberculosis. At the same time all milk vender ahall ' be licensed, the requirement for license being that all cows In the herd from which milk is supplied shall be tested and found free from tuberculosis. Prior ' to the passing of this resolution, two of the dairymen of the city had served notice on State Veterinarian Gibson, charging him to comply with all the requirements of the law before pro ceeding to test their herds and holding him personally responsible for any lose that might be entailed through the teat. Their claim was that the city council had no Jurisdiction over their herds, which are not within the city limits. Theae dairymen are now placed In a very embarrassing position, a they will have to ask to have their herds tested ' or go without a license, or go out of business. Toledo, O. The presidency of th Ohio centennial was today tendered 8. C. Schenck, president of the First Na tional bank. It ( understood that Mr. Schenck will accept th place, whloh waa made vacant yesterday by th resignation of C. M. Spltier.