Harrison press-journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1899-1905, August 17, 1899, Image 5

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TILLS THB TRANSVAAL THAT IT
IS WAR OR RETREAT.
Situation Has Now Reached Crltl
loal Stage and May Reault In
Hoatllltlaa at Any Tisne.
toadon, Aug. IS. It l but a short
top from the momentous reference to
ithe Transvaal in the queen's speech at
ths prorogation of parliament and tbe
final statement In the bouse of com
mons of the secretary of state for the
colonies, Joseph Chamberlain, the last
governmental utterance of the session,
to a declaration of war, and It cannot
now be long before the Issue Is known.
When a minister speaking through the
mouth of the sovereign declares the po
sition of tbe queen's subjects In the
South African republic "Is Inconsistent
With the promise of equal treatment
whereon my grant of Internal independ
ence to that republic was founded and
the unrest caused thereby Is a con
stant source of danger to the peace and
prosperity of my dominions In South
Africa," It needs no soothsayers to ex
plain that ministers therein explicitly
declared that the Transvaal must sub
pilt to the demands made In the queen't
name or accept the consequences. It Is
Impossible to suggest the suggestion of
Michael Davltt and T. P. O'Connor,
rlsh nationalist members of parliament
and others, that the ministers are mere
ly conducting a great game of blu, and
t may be taken for granted that fall
ing the acquiescence of President Kru
ger to the British demands, they meant
to compel acquiescence at the point of
the sword.
ASK US TO SYMPATHIZE.
A high official of the colonial office,
speaking to a representative of the As
sociated Press, said:
"8urely the Americans realize that
their sympathies and Interests are with
Great Britain over the Boer question.
There are large numbers of American
outlanders, and It Is to their benefit as
well as to BrltlBhers that these reforms
be carried out. The course of Mr. John
Hayes Hammond, the American engi
neer who was Imprisoned In the Trans
vaal, ought to bring the situation home
to the Americans.
"We fully understand the underlying
sympathy of the United States for all
republics, but the protection of Inter
ests, whether British or , American,
ought to have nothing to do with the
republic principle.
. The Irish element In parliament, some
persons say, continues its best efforts
to embarrass the government negotia
tions with regard to the Transvaal.
The United Irish league, at a meeting
held In South Mayo this week, after a
speech by Mr. Michael Davltt, passed
resolutions of sympathy with the
Transvaal "In Its courageous opposition
to the dishonest attack of Rand cap
italists and their allies In the Brtlsh
ministry."
SEEKING A COLONIAL. POLICY.
The correspondent hers of the Associ
ated Press learns that the state departi
ment at Washington has been making
Inquiries of the British colonial office,
regarding the government of the Brit
ish colonies In the east, with the sup
posed view of the possible adoption of
Blrtlsh methods In the Philippines. The
American pollry Is being watched inter
estedly by the British authorities. An
official of the colonial office expressed
the belief that the United States will
have to establish Its civil service be
fore Jt can obtain any degree of effi
ciency1 la tbe Philippines.
PORT ARECIBO DESTROYED.
San Juan de Porto Rico. According
,to an official report received here the
port of Areclbo was destroyed during
the recent severe storm, the place be
ing Inundated by water from the ocean
and the river. Two hundred bodies are
in the morgue there and hundreds of
persons are missing. A number of
'American citizens, who lived on plan
tations In the suburbs, were drowned.
The commanding oflicer of the district
has ordered that the bodies of the vic
tims of the disaster shall be burled
where they are found. San Juan has
been applied to for supplies.
According to the lattrst reports from
Yabueoa eighty bodies were burled
on "Wednesday, while the remains of
200 victims have not been recovered.
The church Is the only building left
standing. It l rumored that a num
ber of American soldiers were killed at
Mayaguez.
ROBBERY ON STEAMER.
Victoria. B. C, Aug. 15. The Mlo
wera brought from Sydney news of a
robbery resembling In many particu
lars that which occurred on the steam
phlp Alameda, $20,000 being stolen from
the Koenlgen Regents. The steamer
arrived at butnvlrt on the 24th of last
month from Holland, and' at once re
jtorted that a box containing 4.000 In
gold for the Java bank had been sto
len. The box with the gold waa put on
board at Southampton and was depos
ited in the strong room, the key of
which Is In the custody of the captain
and Is kept In a cht-Bt.
m,o rr.iiiuirv wnm an well carried out
,that It was not discovered untl4 Just j
Sifter the steamer lerl uenoa. i ne in
vestigation that followed brought little
more to light than suspicions against
against the crew. Search for the mm
fty on the supposition that It waa hid
den on board proved frultlesa
FOUL PLAY SUSPECTED.
Stetson, Mo. The dead bodies of Wil
liam Colbath, aged 30, and Harry
Qumby, aged 18, of Exeter, were found
In Stetson Pond with their faces badly
battered. They and Arthur Sargent of
Stetson went fishing there on Friday.
Sorgent returned today and repbrted
that Ms associates had been drowned.
Foul play waa suspected and a search
ing party was Immediately organised
and the bodies were found near where
Sargent had indicated.
Mrs. Chaa Cole of Aurora. Ind., was
attracted by a peculiar hissing noise
and rapping In her bedrom. On In
vestigating she beheld a large black
snake swinging from the top of the
dresser by Its tall and viciously fight
tng its reflection In the mirror. Mrs.
Cola called for her husband to come
and kill the reptile, but when h came
he could not strike at the swaying ser
pent, that continued the combat with
the shadow In the glass, unmindful of
his presence, for fear of shattering the
costly mirror. He then procured a
long pole and succeeded In disengaging
Its colls from the mirror frame and
hurling It out of the open window thro'
which It evidently entered, ine iau ,
to the ground from the second-story
room stunned but did not kill the snake
and when Mr. Cols descended tha stairs ,
end reached tha yard to accomplish Its ,
death. Its swiftly guaea away in w
STbss and escaped.
WILL HAVE A BIO PS AST.
First Nsbraska Boys to Enjoy
Few Luxurlss.
Camp Poynter, Presidio, Ban Francis
co, Aug. 15. Preparations for the fare
well to soldier life In a way that will
be remembered as Its stirring events
in the Held are now filling tbe minds of
the First Nebraska boys. After the
three weeks' rest here with but little to
do save the making of records, the sol
diers are In a mood for "blow outs" ai
heroic as their battles. '
It Is now quite sure that the com
pany records will be about all finished
by the coming Tuesday, thus releasing
captains and sergeants from their cler
ical work, wfth the result that some
thing will probably happen when they
get their heads together.
Company I of Bennett has taken the
Initiative In voting to have a swell fare
well banquet the coming week. First
Sergeant Hammond, Corporal McCar
thy and Privates Andrews and and
Dean have been elected the committee
on arrangements.
It Is planned to go to a big down town
hotel or restaurant and enjoy a mend
that will Include everything from
"slumgulllon" to humming birds' ton
guea Every man from captain Cos
grove down to the Z's among the pri
vates must make a speech.
Several other companies are taking up
demonstrations of one kind or another.
In explanation of the extravagance In
which the companies are making plans,
It may be stated that every company
has on hand what Is known as a "com
pany fund," which by law must be
spent ony for commissary supplies, or
company property, and any money or
property left on hand upon the dlsband
ment of a company reverts to the gov
ernment. So the men regard It as a religious
duty to see that nothing Is left but
pleasant memories of the company
funds on the last day.
Company L has a serial program of
Jolly events, and will go on an excur
sion to Mount Tamalpals one day this
week. This will be an all-day's outing
to the aristocratic resort across the bay.
Peddlers and canvassers make every
hour of daylight active In camp. They
are of both sexes, have an abundance
of gall and try to sell everything within
the catalogue of a department rtore.
A fat old Chinaman with a catarrh
cure was the rear guard of the Invading
army today.
One company has made this procla
mation to the hungry horde: "No gold
bricks bought here. Apply to the gov.
ernment."
Another has this sarcastic request:
"All solicitors please leave business
cards."
MEMBER OF FIRST DIES.
Leavenworth, Kan., Aug. 15. Martin
I Halversnn, private In company E,
First Nebraska volunteers, died In the
Fort Ieavenworth hospital Saturday
night of chronic dyspepsia. He had been
In the hospital for several weeks, ever
since his return, as an Invalid, from
Manila. Nothing Is known as to hla
relatives. HIh remains will be Interred
In the national cemetery with full mili
tary honors. If relatives i-.re located1
Inter, the remains will be exhumed and
disposed of according to their direc
tions. CONDENSED NEWS NOTES.
Lord Kitchener of Khartoum has an
nounced his intention of visiting Amer
ica Sixty-nine counties In Kentucky ap
pointed delegates to the antl-Goebel
convention to be held at Lexington.
Miss Alice Newcomb was held up and
robbed in the center of Chicago by
Henry Lewis, a negro, who was cap
tured. The New England Bimetallic league Is
arranging for a meeting of the silver
leaders of the country at Crescent
Park, on Narragansett bay, September
2, 3 and 4.
Banff Springs, N. W. T. Senator
Reverldge of Indiana has arrived at this
resort and Is taking the hot batha
Vancouver, B. C. Advices from Hon
olulu by the steamer Miowera were that
the Hllo volcano Is making things de
cidedly Interesting for everyone In
Hawaii.
Bowling Green, O. The Jury In the
case of John Zeltner, on trial for the
murder of Attorney Westenhaver, has
brought In a verdict of guilty of man
slaughter.
Chicago, III. The dead body of Dr.
O. M. Hayes of Haytl, Mo., was found
lying on the floor of his room at the
Treinont house. Heart disease Is said
to have been the cauBe of his death.
Louisville, Ky. Fire destroyed the
grand stand of tha Louisville Baseball
club. The fire originated from, a live
wire. A temporary stand will prob
ably be erected. Loss, $15,000; Insur
ance, $8,000.
Bremen, Me. Mabel and Llscle Wes
ton, aged 18 and 19 respectively, and
Lizzie Dene, aged 19, daughters of far
mers In this town, were drowned while
bathing.
Chicago, III. In the storm which
swept this city Thomas A. Edwards
was drowned. Stanley E. McGraw, his
companion, was rescued from the over
turned sailboat over a mile out in
Lake Michigan.
Seattle. Wash. William Armstrong,
who Is wanted In Chicago on a charge
of Jury bribing, was remanded to an
agent of Illinois by Judge Jacobs of the
superior court. Armstrong was given
ten days to perfect an appeal to the
state supreme court, pending which ha
will remain In the custody of the sher
iff of King county.
New York. The American line steam
er St. Paul, Captain Jamison, from
Southampton and Cherbourg, arrived
hers after a pn usage of six days, nine
teen hours and thirteen minutes, low
ering her own record between Cher
bourg and this port by nearly two
hours. Among the passengers on the
Ht. Paul were ex-Speaker Thomas B.
Reed, Senator W. J. Sewell of New
Jor.y, Richard Croker and Daniel
Frohinan.
CROWD CHEER OilEYFUS
8TIRRINQ SCENES AT THE TRIAL
OF FRANCE'S PRISONER-
Former Minister oi War Is Jssrsd
and Hooted by Excltabla
Frsnohman.
Rennes, Aug. 16. M. Casimlr-Perier
gave to the court martial a history of
the Dreyfus case. He spoke in an
emphatic manner, with strong emotion,
and often In a strong tone of Indigna
tion. He appeared to greater advan
tage then that I ever remember to have
seen him before.
M. Casimlr-Perier declared that he
would not leave the court until the lm.
putatlons against him were cleared up.
His eyes were somewhat staring and
not all observant or expressive of his
feelings, unless of anger, but he looks
like a man who had a grandfather
who has filled high situations and who
stands uncommonly well with his
banker. Refinement and delicacy are
wanting. He Is not a high-born gen
tleman, but the son and grandson of
Ifre-emlnently successful bourgeolsse
of whom he Is so proud.
His testimony was a little rude in
answering the formal questions as to
his name, age and profession. When
the president of the court said: "Tell
what you know of the Dreyfus affair,"
M. Casimlr-Perier seemed unable to
speak. As a matter of fact the blood
rushes to his heart whenever he Is deep
ly moved, paralyzing for a short time
the organs of Bpeech.
General Mercler was allowed to sit
while giving his deposition, If long
winded, flat explanations and remarks
can be called a deposition. He Is of
quite another type from M. Casimlr
Perier. His full dress uniform failed
to make him look soldierly. He has
the carriage and countenance of a
trickster. Esterhazy Is like a brigand.
Mercler is like a dishonest grocer who
adulterates his wares. His eyes ars
mere slits surrounded with puffy flesh.
They peer suspiciously and reveal noth
ing that Is going on behind them. The
Instinct of self-preservation and the
small, mean passions that minister to
It are alone expressed In his withered
countenance. He spoke for hours in a
scarcely audible voice. There was hard
ly anything in his deposition beyond
the one capital admission that he sent
secret documents to Colonel Maurel
with a not strict order, but an Implied
order, to show them to the other
Judges of the 1894 court martial. Apart
from this admission his deposition, Ilka
that of General Roget before the court
of cassation, was full of Innuendo, of
perhapses and "it Is not impossible,"
or "it may be," and such like verbal
ambiguities.
TESTIMONY CARRIES NO WEIGHT.
Falling to demonstrate the guilt of
Dreyfus, General Murder turned toward
the prisoner at the conclusion of the
dullest speech I ever heard and with
Pecksnllllan softness, he, appearing to
beat time on his knee as he spoke, said:
"If I had the slightest doubt of the
Justice of the 1S94 sentence, I would
now say to the prisoner, 'Captain, I
have wronged you.' "
Dreyfus for the first time burst the
bonds of his strict self-control. The
blood rushed Into his face, and, start
ing to his feet, he cried: "But that is
what you ought to say."
This brought down the house and the
bar, the press and the public applauded.
Dreyfus Btood up while the "bravos"
were repeated, quivering with anger.
Then the cowed look returned and he
cut, uunu laiuij ill inc a i ua' j
position he thinks respectful to the
court.
General Mercler's deposition was In
such contrast to the graphic, powerful
story of M. Caalmlr-1'erler, which had
throughout the ring of truth, that the
general was hooted as he left the stand.
He and M. Casimlr-Perier will be con
fronted on Monday. I pity him. Think
of a sorry, spavined horse, only good
for the knacker, set to fight a Hon.
Monday's proceedings will be sensa
tional; today's were thrilling, a sign
that the tide Is on the turn.
The olllcers who Judge Dreyfus may
have, for decency's sake, to acquit him, j
but they will do so reluctantly and
with hearts filled with gall. They are
not to be concerted by the evidence,
but it may, and I believe will, over
bear them.
JAMAICA TREATY A SECRET.
Los Angep-g, Cal. The chamber of
commerce here has received acommun.
icatlon from John A. Kasson, one of the
commissioners appointed to arrange a
reciprocity treaty with Jamaica. Re
garding the treaty he says:
"The treaty, although signed by the
president of the United States, does
not become operative until ratified by
the senate. There Is no public knowl
edge of Its provisions now, hence no In
telligent foundation for the assertion
that the treaty Is antagonistic to the
Interests of the United States. Per
sonally I do not consider It so."
BANK TELLER SUICIDES.
Mlddletown, Conn., Aug. 15. Leonldas
Darlington, teller of the Citizens' Na
tional bank bank, was found dead be
side his desk in the bank. A revolver
wus lying on the floor. There was no
evidence of an attempt at robbery, and
It was plain that he had committed
suicide. Darlington's accounts with
the bank are straight. Despondency
over poor health, it is presumed, led to
thu suicide.
RACE TROUBLE IN TENNESSEE.
Ri-lle Buckle, Tenn., Aug. 15. Much
frtllng between the races has been
aroused by the lynching here of the
negro Will Chambers for assaulting a
14-year-old white girl. John Mosely, an
other negro, was killed while resisting
nrn-st. Jim Dean, a companion of
Mosi-ly, was wounded. The whites hae
Hsked for guns and ammunition from
Murfrotsboro, fearing more trouble.
MINUS WHITE,
Minus White of Twenty-second street
and Lehigh avenue, Philadelphia, a
gnyly dicHMed colored man, created
quite a sensation In North Penn village
hy dlspluylng a roll of notes, which ap
1'cnrf.. lo iimeunt to nearly $2,000 and
fri-cj'i ntly pulling a XI or $5 note from
th- hunch and Hunting his cigar with
1 1. At the Lehigh n venue station it
u.ih found that with the exception of
Is In genuine $1 bills, the supposed mon
ey m confederals notes, which Whits
Imu I. ..ml In un old house In the nelrh
Lui It . od,
MORI VOLUNTEERS.
other Call For Troops.
Washington, D. C, Aug. 16. Secre
tary Root has under consideration tbe
question of calling for volunteers.
While he has not decided definitely to
do so, preparations are being made for
the call should it be decided to Issue it
when the thirteen regiments now being
organised are completed.
It is said that additional troops may
be needed to relieve those who have
served some time in the tropical coun
tries. It Is also suggested that It may
be deemed advisable to Increase the
army of General Otis.
Secretary Root has under considera
tion suggestions from General Brooke
for bringing home some of the troops
now in Cuba It has been practically
determined to have five battalions sent
to the United States.
WILL HOLD ALGER'S ORDER.
Washington, D. C, Aug. 15. Inspector
General Breckenrldge had a brief in
terview with Secretary Root today
upon the subject of his bureau. An im
portant feature of the interview was a
statement by General Root upon the
order relating to the Inspector general's
department which was signed by Gen
eral Alger on July 31. Secretary Root
said that It had not yet Issued from
the department and would still be sub
ject to careful consideration before it
was issued.
General Breckinridge submitted to the
secretary a statement showing the cus
tom in other armies and what had been
the custom in our army up to the pres
ent time. Another statement showed
the position of General Breckinridge In
the matter of inspections, pointing out
the methods he had adopted and mak
ing suggestions. Secretary Root will
take up the whole subject at a later
date.
TORTURED THE PRISONERS.
Austin, Tex., Aug. 16. Governor Bay
ers has received a telegram from W. N.
Harns, an attorney of Hidalgo county,
reporting Inhuman treatment of Mex
ican prisoners In the county Jail there
by the sheriff and his deputies. The
telegram alleges that the five Mexican
prisoners who have been naturalized as
American citizens were arrested there
. - . , , . ,
last Monday and thrown Into Jail by
the sheriff without stating what crime
they were charged with. Since that ( transfer tt is provided that the central hearing. The horses are still deaf, al
t me none of their friends nor anyone organlzatlon shall transfer to each par- I h ,t Is the oolnlon of those who
else has been permitted to see them t a nt of tne ltaI tock or though it Is the opinion of those who
until today. A young attorney who . the Standard otI company equal to tha claim to know that they will eventu
had been engaged by their friends to vaIue ot the property that it has trans- I ally recover.
represent them had an entrance to tha ferred tQ tne trust a(ta(r8 of the
Jail. There he found a terrible condl- COI.porfttlon are to be managed by a The eleator at Cumberland on the
tlon of affairs. The five Mexican pris- b d f me trU8tee8 to elected for Chcaeo Burlington & Quincy was corn
oners presented an awful sight with th a b th holders of trust '
all the flesh torn off their necks and toard of ' P'etely destroyed by Are. and It wa.
their bodies covered with cuts and t consisted of J. r Rockefeller. O. ! only owing to a heavy fall of rain that
Bruises. Me reports mat one oi mej
Mexicans had been hung by the neck
untll lire was almost extinct in tne nope
of forcing a confession from them
but as to what sain confession was to
be no one knows as yet.
The attorney asked the governor's in-
terference In behalf of the prisoners,
and the governor at once ordered the
district attorney of that district to be
present Monday at their examination
trial. He also ordered rangers to the
scene In esse their services were need
ed, to protect the prisoners, as the
attorney seemed to think It would be
necessary. The report says that the
sheriff and his deputies took the pris
oners out at night and subjected them
to all these tortures In the hope of ex
torting a confession from them.
FINAL DETAILS OF CUBAN CENSUS
Washington, D. C, Aug. 15. A con
, " L
ference was held In the office of Sec-
retary Root at which the final details
1 0f the proposed Cuban census were
Those present were: Sec-
retary Root, Assistant Secretary Mei
klejohn, Victor H. Olmstead of the la
bor bureau, who Is to be the director of
the census; General J. P. Sanger, who 1
has been selected to represent the war
QuaTa
Cuba, who are here In relation to the
census.
The conference was brief. Secretary
Root Informed the Cuban representa
tives that their appointment as super
visors aa made by General Brooke will
be ratified and that commissions would
soon be Issued to them, and also to the
enumerators to be chosen. He also In
formed them that the work would be
done under rules to be prescribed by
himself.
The blanks for the census have al
ready been prepared. They are in
Spanish and sh-.w the facts to be cov-
. in l I
included and advantage will b. taken j
of the opportun ty to secure Informa-
tlon concerning the agricultural condl-
tlon of the neonle. Ther will also be a
A vorv mmn pip M-nnn wna in win uw
careful Inquiry Into nationality, with
the view of ascertaining whether the
farmers are Cubans or Spaniards.
SOUTH DAKOTA ROBBERIES.
Sioux Falls, S. D., Aug. 15. The fed
eral authorities here were advised that
parties who were arrested at Huron j
on suspicion of having been impncatea
in the robbery of the postofflce at Ar
tesian last Monday night have been re
leased, ss they conclusively
their Innocence.
proved j
Secret Service Agent Woods arrived
here from Washington and will spend
some time In South Dakota, endeavor
ing to capture and break up an organ
ised band which during the last few
weeks haa robbed a large number of
postofflces in this state.
Christopher Chrlstlanson, a life pris
oner In the Sioux Falls penitentiary,
made a desperate effort to commit sui
cide. He obtained a piece of window
cord and when the other prisoners filed
out of the room for dinner he hung him
self. He was almost Immediately miss
ed and discovered before life was whol
ly extinct.
The state supreme court has granted
a writ of error and probable cause In
the case of John Helleckson, a promi
nent stockman of Lyman county, who
waa recently convicted of cattle steal
ing and sentenced to a term of two
years and three months In the Sioux
Falls penitentiary, and Helleckson was
released and taken back to Lyman
county for a new trial,
"We are so happy!" she whispered.
"Yes, my darling!" he answers.
A sigh nutters her gentle bosom.
"Do you know," she falters, "our
great happiness frightens me? It al
most makes me think the opal In my
engagement ling Is pastel"
In the clearest, brightest day, tha
air holds the material of clouds, which
at tha first chill breath gather and
ovtrcaat the sun. Detroit Journal.
WAR Oil THE TRUSTS
ATTORNEY GENERAL AFTER THB
STANDARD OIL COMPANY.
Proposes to Drive the Ootopus
From the State of Nebraska
Other Trusts Also.
Omaha, Neb., Aug. '5. The anti
trust law that has be.in operative In
Nebraska since July 10, 1897, has been
Invoked by Attorney General Smyth la
a suit that he has filed in the district
court of Douglas county, In which he
asks that the Standard Oil company of
Indian be restrained from doing busi
ness in this state. The petition is a
voluminous document that deals at
length with the nature and manner of
organization of the defendant corpora
tion and points out In detail the meth
ods by which it is alleged to violate tbe
law. It includes a list of all the minor
corporations that united to form the
trust, a copy of the original trust agree
ment and reproductions of various res
olutions and amendments since adopted
by the aggregated corporation.
According to the showing thus re
corded the company was organized un
der the laws of Indiana June 18 .HUM).
Under Its articles of incorporation it
was formed for the purpose of manu
facturing the products of crude petro
leum, to transport and sell the same
and to erect such buildings and con
struct such machinery as was neces
sary to carry on this business. It is
declared that the company has con
ducted this business in Nebraska for
several years past, as well as engaged
In the illegal pursuits on account of
which the action Is brought.
It Is represented that In January,
1882, the corporations, limited partner
ships and others interested became
parties to the trust agreement in vio
lation of law and have since acted un
der that agreement. The parties in
terested In the agreement are enumer
ated at length in the body of the doo-
ument, which provides that each cor-
poratlon shall be known as the Stand
ard Oil company of whatever state it
was Incorporated in and that all the
partnerships, business and property of
eacii concern Biitui ut iraiiaierieu w iua
standard qh company of that partlcu-
, , , t , consi,ieratlon for this
jj Payne William Rockefeller, J. A.
jjostwlck H. M. Flagler W. G. War-
Aen charts pratt, Benjamin Brewster
and John D Archibald. Each trustee
,8 enttied to a salary of $25,000 a year
the president of the board may re-
ceive $30 000.
In a BubBequent agreement it Is sug- !
j g(lsted tnat, Bince )t aoeB not appear '
. advisable that all the companies
j Bn0uld transfer their property to the
trust at that time, the trustees be given
authority to exercise their discretion in
the matter and that each subordinate
company remain in existence until the
trustees decided that It was expedient
to receive it Into the trust
PLAN WAS CARRIED OUT.
Continuing, the attorney general al- j getting in there until the next after
leges that the Indiana concern that Is, noon.
the defendant in this case was organ- I
ized under this trust agreement, that
Its stock was transferred to the trust
I and that It received in return an equal
. amount m par yalue of tne
tiilcates. Consequently the board of
trustees held ana controlled me duik ot commtssion requires his presence
the stock of the Indiana company and . . ,,,..,, v.,t
was able to dictate the selection of its on the lower -Mississippi about three
board of directors. The trustees also fourth of the year. Mrs. Rlgby will ao
recelved the dividends that were paid company her husband to the south.
on tne stoca neia Dy mem ana irom
the proceeds of dividends received from
this ana tne otner companies mat oe-
10 Cert'flCate8 Wer
ine trust was managea in inia man-
ner until March 21, 1892, when, at a
meeting of the board of trustees In
m v.rk r.i..Hon wHk naRseri that
apparently contemplated the dissolu
tion of the trUBt. This resolution pro
vlded that the affairs of the organiza-
and that all property held by the trust. I
except stocks of corporations, should
be sold at private sale and the proceeds
distributed to holders of stock certifi
cates according to their respective In
terests. The stocks were then to be dis-
cates by calling in the certificates and '
return l, the Rtnck that had been 1
ii 1 i rr tha ctla thai had haan
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originally urned , to ,l9 !
The attorney general assorts that this
resolution was merely calculated to et-
feet the purpose of preserving the trust
under the guise of liquidation In order
to stave off the litigation tending to
have It declared Illegal; that all the
trust biock, ihbi was noi requireu iu
take up these certificates still remains
In the hands of the trustees and that
the stock was transferred back to the
defendant company on Its books, again
passed Into the hands of the trust by
assignments of legal title and the trust
Btlll controls the affairs of the corn-
pany.
WHO COMPOSE THE TRUST.
An thla ahturf ntT It la fnni irtAai that
the affttlrg 0f the Standard Oil com
pany of Indiana are still dominated by
a trust and that this trust will con
tinue to Illegally control them. The
trust Is composed of tbe following sep
arate arid distinct concerns, each of
which Is under the management of tha
board of trustees practically as con
plated In the original trust agreement:
Anglo-American Oil company, limited,
Atlantic Refining company, Buckeye
Pipe Line company, Eureka Pipe Line
company. Forest Oil company, Indiana
Pipe Line company, National Transit
company. New York Transit company,
Northern Pipe Line company, North-
western Ohio Natural Gas company '
UniU ill V l' I ' 1 1' " ' J i kjvi. wa...an v...-
pany, Southern Pipe Line company.
South Penn Oil company, Union Tank
Line company and the Standard Oil
companies, respectively, of Indiana,
Kentucky, New Jersey, New York and
Ohio
The further contention of the state
is mat me purpose oi mis trust ,
create and carry out restrict ons In ,
. . . i . aa
iritue, iO llici truiTC vi uiimiiudh iuc i
of petroleum and Its products and to
prevent competition in tne manufac
ture, sale and purchase of the com
modity. It la alleged that the defend
ant company la bound by Ita trust
agreement not to sell the product be
low a certain figure and that It la en
gaged In a oonaplracy against trada
and business in violation ot the lawi
of Nebraska.
It Is asked that service may be had
on anv other of the companies concern-
ed In the trust and that they, as well (
as the defendant company, be prohlb-
Ited from doing business In Ntbraska,
KrWA NEWS. .
Lemen Bros.' circus was ta BttStMjCX
and when It left tow a
sters were missing.
It is said one of Sheldon's city fath
ers sold the hay from the centaury end
appropriated the proceeds.
Waterloo invited Dewey to Its street
fair, and now Dubuque has sent an In
vitation to McKlnley to Its carnival.
Three little Mount Pleasant girls have
six engagements te ride at fairs this
fall. They are advertised as "The Lit
tle Rough Riders."
Mrs. George W. Bemis, wife of a for
mer state treasurer of Iowa, died re
cently at Lake Okobojl.
The city of Iowa Falls has struck
bountiful supply of water in the well
recently put down at the waterworkf
pumping station.
Mrs. Marlon Ames has commenced a
suit against the Waterloo and Cedar
Falls Rapid Transit company for $10,
000 damages, due to the death of her
husband, who was struck by an electrle
car July 8.
James F. Howard, now a resident of
Chicago, but formerly a prominent at
torney of Webster City, has been dis
barred from practice in Iowa on ac
count of his connection with the fa
mous Olmstead case.
Clarence E. Hill, son of General Su
perintendent Hill of the Rock Island
road, had his foot crushed at Cedar
Rapids by falling under the cars. He Is
employed by the B., C. R. & N. road.
Miss Clara Louise Gibson of Marion
has won vthe first scholarship of the
year in the Chicago Conservatory of
Music, and Is also the first scholarship
ever given to a pupil west of the Mis
sissippi river.
A barn In Grant township, Kossuth
( county was struck by lightning, and
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I one borse was killed outright, while
1 three others were deprived of theia
part of the town did not go with it.
j The loss was $6,000, with insurance ol
$3,600.
State Veterinarian Gibson slaughter
ed at the local packing house thirteen
finely bred cows, one bull and three
calves from the Chickasaw county poor
' farm, all In advanced stages of tuber-
culosls,
A rain very much In the nature of a
cloudburst occurred in the lcinity q
Griswold. A mile from that place 20
feet of Rock Island track was washed!
out nreventlnir the branch train from
Captain W. T. Rlgby has given up his
1 , ..i.. t-
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, fact that the pressure of his duties aa
1 president of the Vicksburg military
a horse ran away with a buggy con-
tainlng Miss Emma Boyd of Ira, and
Theo Young and two children,
aown tne sieep urn ichuiub mw
town of Colfax. One lady had her ankle
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sprained and the others were bruised
considerably, but no bones were bro
ken. The hill is very steep and long,
and It was Indeed fortunate that no
worse accident occurred.
Nelson Carpenter, the 17-year-old son
of L. C. Carpenter, a farmer living
south of Clear Lake, committed suicide
Saturday afternoon in a fit of despond
ency over continued 111 health. Young
P"rlnter ha , close student at
the Clear Lake High school and It is
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S ,lSSth
llf,rrK,,.)n H. Kho, t Ma
arthaeUtonp (Jeheadl,1,0t l blW
ort lne lop oi nisneao.
E. B. Woodruff of Knoxvllle Is seek
ing to secure fitting recognition of the
exceptional services of his son In Lu
zon. Fred P. Woodruff is a sergeant In
company D of the Fifty-first Iowa, and
he received special commendation for
his valor and discretion on June It last,
when his company was attacked by the
Filipinos at San Fernando. The cap
tain being 111 and both of the lieuten
ants being on detached service, the
command ot the company devolved
upon Sergeant Woodruff, and he acquit
ted himself more than creditably. A
commission in the new volunteers
would please the sergeant's father.
A wild boar has been imported di
rect from Africa by John Delaney, a
wealthy farmer at LeMars, for the
purpose of improving the stock on his
place. The Jungle pigs are free from
dlaease and It Is Delaney's belief that
by cross-breeding he will make his herd
Immune from cholera. His experiment
Is being watched with the greatest In
terest by the farmers of the state. The
animal on Mr. Delaney's farm differs In
mnmv tAC t niftm f rnm knth Iho m1 1 A nisi
f an(1 the comparatieiy well
u v., ,u . w...i. i.
South Africa. It Is of the one-toe va
riety. It's hoof Is solid and round like
that of a horse. It Is much leas leggy
than the Indian pig, and has a stocky
and promising body. Its head Is long
arid Its snout peculiarly long and hlunt.
There Is a callou protruberance on the
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u '!'' luc "l mi; aiiiFni. iivs wiiiirv
,,prolltng rhinoceros horn. The tusks
not yet dpveopcd. The animal Is ft
Utile over a year old and weighs 60ft
i pounds. It Is expected that at full ,.
growth It will balance between TOO and
si'O pounds. The first four families slrei
! by the African have Just been littered.
I The young awlne, about forty In nuns,
her, bear strongly the cheracterlsttoa
I of the boar. They are all of the one-
i hoofed variety. '
Washington. D. C Ma lor Ch.it-oa v.
Kllbourne. navmaater or ihe nrmv h.
been appointed to duly as treasurer of
ihe Philippines and the Island of attain
All moneys of the civil government of
tha Islands will be placed In Ms hands.