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COW VE IIOLO SLAVES.
Mckinley at last telll of
HIS TREATY OF SERFDOM.
TRUST CCSPAWES CK3INE.
Otis Says "Market Price for Free
dom I Insignificant $30 to
V.'a&hiugton, D. C (Special.) In
compliance with a resolution of in
quiry, the president , sent to the houa
all the papers of Brigadier (ieiierul J.
C. Hatt'S in relation to the negotiation
Cif a treaty or agreement mads bv- hiin
with the sultan of Sulu last August. In
replying to the request the president
"Th payments of money provide J for
by net agreement will be made fitua tr.e
revenue of the Philippine islands, un
)es congress shall otherwise direct.
Such payments are not for Bpeeifie pur
poses, but are apart for the considera
tion given to the Sulu tribe or pation
under the agreement, and they have
stipulated for, subject to the anion ot
congress, in conformity with the prac
tice of this government from the earli
est times in its agreements with the
various Indian nations occupying: and
governing portions of territory subject
to the sovereignty of the United States.
General Otis, in transmuting the trea
ty, August 27, says:
Thp attitude of these people has
been the subject of apprehension for
several months, and by this agreement
I believe that the apprehended pending
airrerenees are nappuy adjusted.
Secretary Root, In reply, dated Octo
tier 27, tells General Otis that "the
agreement Is confirmed and aprovtd
by tne president, subject to the action
of congress, and with, the understand
Ing and reservation, which should be
distinctly communicated to the sultan
of Sutu, that this agreement is not
deemed in any wise to give the consent
or the United States to slavery in the
Sulo archipelago. At the same time,
when you communicate to him the
above-mentioned understanding, the
president desires that you should make
inquiry as to the number of persons
held In slavery in the archipelago, and
what arrangement it may be practi
cable to make for their emancipation."
LIBERTY IS CHEAR
In his instructions to General Bates,
under this direction, General Otis says:
"It is believed that the market price
of slaves in the archipelago is insig
nificant, ranging from JJO to tl0 Mex
ican, and that in some instances o wners
will be pleased to grant freedom to
their slave if they can escape the
burden of supporting them."
General Otis continues to the effect
that the character of the domestic sla
very existing in the archipelago differs
greatly from the former slavery institu
tions of the United States, the slaves
becoming members of the owner's fam
ily. General Bates, in his report states
that when he first asked to see the
sultan the latter sent his greetings.
Raying he could not come to- see the
general because he had boils on his
neck, and could not put on his coat,
but that he would recognize the protec
tion of the United States, requesting as
a favor that he might hoist his own flag
alongside that of ' the United States.
The Sultan's brother went to Jolo to
meet General Bates and the sultan aft
erward joined him.
LIKE TO HOLD THEM.
General Bates states in this connec
tion that the Sulus are very Jealou3
of their institution of slavery.
In. his original instructions to Gen
eral Bates, General Otis instructed him
to push to the front the question of so
ciety, and told him he could promise
for the United States not to interfere,
but to protect the Moros in the free
exercise of their religion and customs,
social and domestic, and to respect the
rights and dignities of the sultan and
his admirers. In return they must ac
knowledge the sovereignty of the Unit
He also instructed General Bates that
It was important that the United States
should occupy the principal distributing
centers of trade, and that Siassi, the
capital, should be occupied by our
troops at no distant day.
GREAT MEETINGS IN MAINE.
Thousands of Easterners Turn Out
To Hsar Col. Bryan.
Portland, Me. (Special.) William J.
Bryan was the guest of the Democratic
club at a banquet in the city hall. Mr.
Bryan, with Congressman Lentz of Ohio
and Governor Altgeld of Illinois, left
Boston, early in the morning, speaking
to a mass meeting in the city hall at
Lawrence at noon.
Mr. Bryan appeared on the rear plat
for mof the car at Haverhill for a short
speech to about 1,000 persons and also
shook hands with most of those in the
Immediate vicinity, receiving a bouquet
At Dover, N. H., where a large crowd
had gathered, there was a little hand
shaking. Portland was reached at
'clock, the party being taken to the
Hotel Farmouth. After a short rest
Mr. Bryan was tendered a reception in
the council chamber of the city hall,
following' this was the banquet In the
larger hall above. Colonel Frederick
W. Plaisted of Augusta presided and
brought forth great applause at the
mention of Mr. Bryan's name.
The speaking began at 8 o'clock, and
as there was another big meeting at
the Auditorium tne chief speakers were
taken in turn from one meeting to
Ex-Governor Altgeld was the chief
weaker at the city ball, and he said
that men who work for a living and
save to fight for their lives move the
irorld. He declared that all the manip
ulators, syndicates and grabbers were
Cving In the republican camp. The ayn
Icates look after the election of sena
tors and try to shope the direction ot
Mr. Bryan, the next speaker, was
given an ovation surpassing any wbicb
be has received at any previous time
In New Hhg land. He said that when
pe came into the eastern states he came
among democrats who are such without
hope of reward or fear or punishment.
He spoke of his visit to Bath In 18M,
and said be learned to love his col
league on the ticket for his sterling
aualltles and manly nature. '
"Tne eastern derifberats In UH." said
Mr. Bryan, "did not have a large share
In staking that platform, but they will
be Just like the last. I am glad that
the time is past when either a gold
emocrat or a silver democrat can lead
stray any large number of people."
Mr. Bryan divided the remainder of
fete address into three parts, and dls
msaed money, trusts and imperialism.
Da (he silver question he said:
S expect to carry on the lightor the
pm eeinage of stiver at the ratio of 11
&L and I don't Intend to atop there."
mess as bau, ie mm spepaw,
-1 Ma tttwUea s Issue entbrsry to
fjtsn tMgfisMV dleSa? tfet KSW
The Century and the Internationa
New York. Spe Ial l-NYgotlHiHmf
for the consolidation of the Ontury
'1 runt company and the International
Banking and Trust company are prac
it is learned that the consolidated
company will be operated under tha
cliajter of the International Hanking
and 'i'ruiH company, which contain
privileges which are regarded as mak
ing it exceedingly valuable.
It is understood that the initiative in
the consolidation overtures wan takeo
by the Century Trust company, which
was organized in October. ls:. with a
capiial ol fcl.tXio.ww and a surplus ol
ll.uoy,n.U The trustees nf the Century
Trust company are General Avery 1.
Andrews. A. L. Barber. Jehn K. Hege
man. t!wi:i Gould, A. M. Young. Silas
H. Dutcher. P. H. Fiynn, John C. Mc
Gutre, MiiHird F. Smith. J. F. Krapp,
Joseph B. White, John J. i-.dison. Ciias.
Cooper, Wm. Herri, Win. il. Ziegler,
Lucien L. Warner, Francis 8. Smith
and J. J. Suliivan.
Ihe Internationa! Banking and Trust
company was organized caiiy last sum.
mer with a capital of il,w".'HX and a
surplus of tUA,m. Its president is
Stewart Browne. Joseph T. Low and
V. H. Chtsibrough are the vice presi
dents and Jos. B. inter and T. 11 Froe
lich. secretaries. The directors of the
company are Frank Rockefeller, Geo r ire
Crocker, Robert A. Chesebrough, H. U.
liolliris, Ynarles R. Flint, Stewart
Browne. Edward K. lleCall. K. E. C.
Young. Joseph T. Low, Frederic It. Cou.
dert, Benjamin F. Tracy, John K. Cow-
en, J. G. Jenkins, Sidney F. Tyler,
Clarence B. Davison, John D. Wing.
1 heodore H. Price. Oakleigh Thorne,
Turner A. Beall, Alfred M. Hoyt. W. H.
Llewellyn, Edward W. Scott, Maxwell
YVoodhull, John McAnerney, Andrew
Hamilton, R. Lancaster Williams, R. L
Edwards, F. R. Omdert, jr.. W. Hon
ard Gilder, J. W. Middendorf, John
Hone, E. C. Potter. Ernst Thalmann.
Wm. H. Chesebrough, Marshall S.
Diggs, George W. Elkinfi. E. A. De
Lima. Bernard Baruch, Leonard Lew
isohn. H. V. McVickar, Edward D
Kaston. Francisco Garcia and John C.
A report that the Produce Exchange
Trust company and the Federal Trust
company were to be Included in the
consolidation scheme received some cre
dence in Wall street from the circum
stance that Edwin Gould, president ol
the Produce Exchange Trust comjiany.
is interested in the Federal Trust com
pany, which was organized a few
months ago by his youngest brother.
trank Jay Gould.
Another rumor current was that thf
International Banking and Trust com
pany and the Century Trust company,
after their consolidation, might be con
srlidated with the North American
Trust company. It is said that over
tures to this end were made some time
ago to the North American Trust com
pany, but were not fevorably received
INDIANA PRESS FOR BRYAN.
Democratic Fditors Indorse Him
and Free Silver.
Indianapolis. Ind. Special.y Indiana
democratic editors today elected Bay
ard Gray of Frankfort, president, anc
A. X Dfpbaye of Columbus, secretary.
The resolutions indorsed Bryan and
free silver, condemned In vigorous lan
guage "the methods of lawlessness, an
archy and revolution which the renub
lican party of Kentucky has Introduced
into the politics of that state." The
assassination of Goebel was denounced
as "the fruit of a diabolical conspir
acy." The Kentucky democracy. It was as
serted, had always adhered to oeacefu:
and constitutional methods, while the
opposition has systematically resorted
to torce and violence. Governor Tay
lor's action in preventing the legisla
ture to assemble was called a "shame
less and wicked outrage."
Another resolution expressed strong
sympathy with the Boers. "Annexa
tion by force " was denounced and th
republican party arraigned for foster
OTIS' CASUALTY LIST.
First Lieutenant Wm. T, Schencn
Among the Killed.
Washington, D. C Speclal.) Gen
eral Otis has cabled the following list
of casualties to the war department:
Killed, Twenty-fifth infantry, Janu
ary 29, near Subig, Luzon, First Lieu
tenant William T. Schenck; K, Tevlt
Bronston; L, Hillard Beone, William
Shannon. Wounded, Thirty-eighth In
fantry, 19th, at Taal, Datangas, D, Ed
ward H. Chapln, thigh, severe; C, El
mer E. Leasor. face: Reniamin V
Chinn, arm; Thomas Brown, chest: Ed
ward Weaver, shouider, moderate; Har
ry Buchanan, leg; Thirty-sixth Infant
ry, 22d, at Ballncagulng, F, Ira Allen,
chest, severe; C, Lewis Wyies, thigh,
slight; Preston A. Lloyd, foot, severe;
Nineteenth infantry, 8, near Cebu, B,
Alfred Berry, corporal, neck and face,
severe; K, Wlllard E. Bell, leg. severe;
H, Charles William Hlsler, arm, slight;
I, Henry W. Bummer, corporal, thigh,
First Lieutenant William T. Schenck
of the Twenty-fifth Infantry, was born
in Baltimore, Md., December SI, 1872,
and served as private, corporal and ser
geant of the First cavalry from No
vember, 1M1, to November, 1M4, when
he was appointed second lieutenant ot
the Tenth Infantry.
Long List of English Losses.
London, Feb. 1. Cano nFarmer, who
was forced to leave Pretoria with otbet
British clergymen, has arrived In Lon
don. With reference to Charles Ma
crum, the former United States consul
at Pretoria, Canon Farmer said to a
representative of the press:
"Mr. il actum wae one of the last men
I saw before leaving. I told him he
was taking the wrong side and did nol
understand American feeling. His chief
care seemed to be for his personal
safety, and I think It was chiefly on
that account that he left ia the midst
of the crisis. He Is not a strong man
and President Kruger may have taken
advantage of this. But when last I saw
Mr. Mac rum he was a patriotic man.
- "In regard to Mr. Blake's so-called
volunteers, they are like Mr. Blake,
mostly burghers, who would have been
obliged anyway. Mr. Macrum told me
there were 6,000 Americans In the
Transvaal, most of whom the United
States was glad to get rid of."
Pretoria, Canon Farmer added, was
provisioned for two years.
The war office this evening completes
the list of the British casualties at
Spion Kop by announcing the names of
tit missing men of various regiments,
lactndlag 117 members of the Lanca
shire rusOeers, bringing the total lost
e to akevt um. -
j a - - w e r mm j gt v
STUD'S IKZESm EXCtttATICI.
Says the War was Undertaken to
to Conceal the Truth.
London Hjxclal Mr. William T.
KleHd has addressed an open letter to
the speaker of the house of commons,
ilr. William Court Gully, anking him to
bring it to the notice of the house. The
v rlter says:
"The consequence of going to war
with a lie in our right hand is now
muiifeHt. even to the dullest under
standing. The responsibility for the lie
which in now working out Its natural
connequences In South Africa originally
lay upon the colonial secretary alone,
but by a conspiracy of falsehood the
felect committee of 1M7 was hocussed
into returning a false verdict, which,
being afterward accepted by the house
cf commons, involved parliament itself
In the reswinsibility for a fatal fraud."
Mr. Stead then asso-rls that "The
war wan undertaken to conceal the
truth and whitewash the colonial sec
retary." and he appeals to the house
to inniHt upon the production of the cor
respondent between the colonial omci
and Mr. HawksK-y, solicitor to in
Chari-e.-d comnany. in order to ascer
tain I .e truth as to the Jameson raid
and learn the truth of this dishonor,
SH00TIN6 AT FORT DODGE.
CRAPHIC SKETCH OF WM. GOEBEL.
William Gocbei, the democratic nominee for governor of Kentucky is the
most remarkable politician Kentucky has had cine the days of Henry Clay
and John C. Breckinridge. Unlike Ciay and Breckinridge, he comes of no
proud family, has no collegiate education, and has no close personal friends.
As one of his admirers and workers siid of him today: "He Is In a class by
himself. He is totally unlike any of the great politicians Kentucky has pro
duced in all respects Fave one he has brains."
Mr. Gocbei wan born In Pennsylvania (Sullivan county) thlrty-ight
years ago, and removed when a child of 4 years with his parents to Cov
ington, Ky., where he has lived ever since. He'recelved his schooling in the
public school's of Covington, and then read law with ex-Governor John G
Stevenson. He showed such marked ability that Governor Stevenson made
him his partner, and this partnership was continued until the death of the
governor, who made Mr. Gocbei his executor without bond. He left a large
estate, and the young attorney administered it in the most satisfactory
Ex-Secretary of the Treasury John G. Carlisle was so Impressed with the
ability of Mr. Goebel that he formed a partnership with him after the death
of Governor Stevenson, which lasted a number of years, and was only ter
minated when the gifted Kentuckian was made secretary of the treasury
of the United States. With two such associates as Stevenson and Carlisle
it was no wonder the young attorney rose rapidly In the law. and it was riot
long until he commanded a practice of ja.ooo a year. He seamed to make a
specialty of case against corporations, including railroads, and he was so
successful in them that he soon found himself with more work than he
About twelve years ago Mr. Goebel entered politics. Circuit CTerk' Wil
son of Kenton county induced him to make the race for state senalor from
that county. He was elected and hag served continuously ever since. He
is now a holdover senator. One of the first bills he made a law was that
which made gambling a felony. He had seen the evil effects of gaming, and
he believed the young men of the stau ought to be protected from gam
bling and the influence of gamblers, and fie worked very hard to have the
bill become a law. Several efforts have1- been made to repeal the felony
clause, but the senator always fought aeiinst It. and was successful. Know
ing the value of books for the poor, he caused to be passed a bill empowering
cities of the second class to establish and maintain free public libraries, and
Lexington has been the first city In the state to take advantage ot this law.
He has always stod for the people against the classes and combines of
wealth and in his capacity as senator has caused many bills looking to the
amelioration of the condition of the poor to become laws. It was in this
spirit that he supported what Is known as the McChord railroad bill and
the Chlnn school-book bl)L He believes the railroads ought to base their
rates on the amount of work done and not on the competition that centers
around large shipping and river points. He thinks the children of the state
ought not to be made to pay more for their school books than they are worth
nor more than Is charged other states.
Whea he opened his campaign for governor last year he made a pow
erful speech at Lebanon in which he said he was opposed by all the cor
porations in the state, by all the banks, and by nearly all the newspapers,
but he Intended to win the contest despite the efforts of these great power
against him How well he succeeded is now history. No man ever hart a
harder fight- He went into the convention with only a small partlon of the
delegates pledged to him, but by his superior generalship he won the nomi
nation after a struggle lasting eight days and seven nights.
As a lawyer Mr. Goebel has the reputation of being eminently fair, and
in all the personal relations of life his reputation is of the very highest. He
has always been a friend of the people, and this characteristic caused him
to be engaged in a controversy which made it necessary for him to take a
human life. He thought the bridge tolls across the Ohio river were too high
and he Introduced and had passed a bill through the Kentucky legislature
reducing the tolls to 1 cent for a foot passeneger. Colonel John Ranford an
ex-confederate soldier, was a large stockholder In one of the bridge compa
nies and he denounced Goebel for fathering the bill, and wrote a severe ar
ticle, which was published in a Covington paper, abusing Goebel for the part
he took in reduclrur the tolls. Goebel replied in an unsigned article that
fairly took the cuticle off the colonel, and those who knew the old soldier said
he would demand satisfaction of the writer. Goebel told the editor of the
paper to tell him w ho wrote It, if the colonel made Inquiry, and as the
colonel asked for the author before the Ink was dry on the last papers from
the press, Goebel was soon informed that Colonel Sanford had threatened
to kill him on sight. He procured a Pistol, and be and the colonel met a
short time afterward on the steps of the bank In which the colonel was
cashier. The colonel asked Mr. Goebel if he was the author of the article In
which he was so unmercifully attacked. Goebel, without the least show of
emotion, and with a calm voice, replied, "Yes." The coloneV made a mo
tion as If to draw a weapon, but before he could get his hand on his pis
tol Goebel had shot him dead. He was acquitted on the examining trial, as
there was abundant proof that he acted purely in self-defense. But many '
of the old confederates have never forgiven Goebel for slaying the man w ho
was about to take his life. Their anger was renewed when Colonel San
ford's widow went crazy and was incarcerated in a private asylum in this
Mr. Goebel is unmarried. Unlike the average Kentucky politician he nei
ther uses tobacco nor liquor. He is absolutely dean In his private life. Out
of his earnings as a lawyer he has educated one brother and has assisted the
other one to engage in a lucrative business. His mother, who has been dead
for a number of years, was a devoted church member, and, although he is
an agnostic, he keeps her membership In her church alive, and pays her
dues as regularly as the quarters roll around. During his recent campaign
one of bis opponents tried to make capital out of the fact that he came of
humble parentage and that he was born In Pennsylvania. Mr. Goebel an
swered these strictures In one of the most masterly speeches ever delivered
in Kentucky. He actually flayed his ppponent Wat Hardin alive, and yet
It was don- in language that would have been permitted in the United
States senate chamber. This speech attracted the attention of every news
paper reader in the state, and papers which were opposed, and are still
opposed, to him, printed complimentary notices of the address, and the ad
drsss in full. ,
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Man Uses His Revolver on Hote
Guests with Effect.
Fort Dodge. Ia. (Special.) J. M
Youe of Minneapolis, who has been
working ud a city directory, did som
promiscuous shooting in the office c
the Logan house last night.
He had been boarding at the hote
and, becoming objectionable, was or
dered to leave by the landlord.
Just after supper the shooting began
Young first fired at a man who was
standing at the head of the stairs. Will
Greenleaf of pes Moines, elocutionist
with the National Theater company
Greenleaf was hit in the leg, the bulle
striking below the knee and glancing
upwards. It has not yet been founu
and the wound Is cosldered very dan
Young then returned to the office ai
(Ired point blank at a man sitting a
the desk who looked like Mr. Chase
He then began shooting promiscuously
about the room until his revolver was
emptied, and then, ufing It as a club, ne
resisted arrest until he was overpow
ered. The olllce was full of men at the
time of the shooting. Young has boen
bound over to the grand jury under
J 1. 000 bonds.
GERMANS COMPLAIN OF McKINLEY.
Protest Against His Failure to For
ward Subscriptions to Boers.
Brussels. (Special.) Indignation has
been aroused here by the news that
the Fritted Stales government declines
on the ground of neutrality to transmit
to President Kruger a check for tXI'M,
representing public subscriptions which
were sent to Washington for the pur
pose by the editor of a German paper
published In St Ism Is.
The Petit Bleu calls attention to the
fact that American effort and money
has supplied England w ith the hospital
ship Maine and that President MrKtn
Icy also was delaying the t'nlted States
recognition of the diplomatic represen
tative of the Transvaal at Washington,
"In fai t, the present American gov
ernment is Indirectly assisting the Brtt
ish monarchy against the South Af
rican republic. President Mi-Klnley's
administration is violating neutrality,
but In favor of England and to reward
British complicity in the anti-Spanish
war is making itself accessory after
the fact to the British war against the
Boers. All liberals in Europe will ar
dently wish that President M( Klnley be
ousted at the next presidential elec
lows Saloon Law Invalid
D8 Moines, Ia. (Special.) According
to a decision of the supreme court to
day every saloon in the city is running
without legal sanction and In violation
of the law.
In 1M4 a petition of consent was filed
and It was thought to contain the
names of 60 per cent of voters, as re
quired. The question of the legatity of
the signatures was raised by the anti-
saloon league and evidence was pre
sented to prove that less than the re
quired number of voters' names were
on the petition. The supreme court
holds that the evidence is sufficient to
prove the correctness of the league's
claims. The saloonkeepers have signi
fied their intention to apply for an in
Junction to restrain the operation of
the decision until anotner petition can
.X Show th tpt Where h wm (hot down.
Anti-Trust Law Knocked Out
Chicago, 111. SeclaI. Judge Kohl
saat of the federal court has rendered a
decision declaring the Illinois anti-trust
The ruling was made In the case of
the Union Sewer Pipe company against
Thomas Connelly, but aplied as well to
the- case of the same plaintiff against
William Dee, the two caBes having been
tried conjointly. The court took the
case from the Jury and gave Instruc
tions that the finding be In favor of
The Union Sewer Pipe company
brought suit to recover upon promis
sory notes given by the defendants,
who contended that the plaintiff was a
trust or combinatio norganlred for the
express purpose of creating and carry
ing out restrictions in trade.
Stock Dealers Enter Protest
Sioux City, Ia. (Rpeclal.)-The Sioux
City Live Stock exchange Is framing
a protest' against State Senator Em
mert's bill in the Iowa legislature pro
hibiting the Importation of breeding
cattle Into the state except when ac
companied by a veterinary's certificate
to the effect that they have been tested
tor tuberculosis, or until they have been
t-xamined by the state veretlnai'y at the
swner's expense. Live stock dealers
fay the stbeker trade In Iowa would
be killed should the law pass and will
5ght it desperately.
Haines' Ploa of Self Defense,
Rloux City, Ia. 8peclal.) Mike
Haines, the man charged with fatally
stabbing Andy Kean in the abdomen
with a redhot poker last week, entered
a plea of not guilty on a charge of mur
der and took a change of venue from
the police to one of the local justice
courts. He was held without ball. The
;oroner's Jury returned a verdict to the
effect thst Kean was trying to kill
Haines with a hammer snd that the
latter acted In self-defense.
A lawyer can afford to dress well If
he has plenty ot law suits on hand.
The Salvation Army for the second
time has failed to get a foothold In
Mexico. Mexican laws forbid all re
ligious processions in the streets of tnt
KIT FILES KS KftST.
Make a Small Showing for the)
Free Employment Bureau.
Lfricoln, Neb Speclal. Deputy La
bor tVmmlsi.ner Kent has filed with
the governor a report of the work of
the state free employment bureau for
IK9. The report shows that the num-
, b r of applleanls who have been se-
' cured employment In the vario- lines
,of Industry Is as follows:
I Building trades. 4; iron trades, 6;
printing trades, 1; farm work, 35; city
.work. 2; agents and clerks, 1; male
domestics. 5; domestics and housekeep-
trs. 6: railroad men. 8S; laborers, 2.
Mr. Kent argues in his report that
tin- office would be far more valuablo
i if located in the center of the business
' part of the city. As it is, he says, it
'lly Interferes with the other work of
th office. "We are badly in need," he
says, "of a branch employment office lr
Omaha. An office there would be in
valuable in distributing the unemploy
ed out over the slat at points whera
they might be needed In no
other place In the world except Ne
braska is an employment office tucked
away in a state capitol and expected to
meet the need of an entire state.
"By having branch offices in all the
principal towns of the slate and these
offices constantly reporting to this bu
reau we could keep the Idle labor of the
slate moving from one point to another
whero most needed."
The Burlington filed Its answer to the
complaint before the board of trans
portation filed by Attorney John O. "Yel
ser of Omaha and asked that the action
regarding the iron fence between tho
Union Pacific and Burilugton stations
STARK WOULD AID MILITIA.
Presents a Bill to Rehabilitate tho
Washington. D. C. (Special.) Con.
gremman Stark introduced a bill to
day which, If It should become a law,
will create a home guard whose effi
ciency Is excelled by no other nation.
The bill appropriates U.OOO.OOO for a re
habilitation of the militia of the states.
This money is to 1h? expended in, the
purchase of arms, stores, tents and for
putting the guard on a footing equal to
thut of the regular service. The title
to arms, quartermaster's stores and
camp equipment remains In the United
Before the appropriation becomes
available the different states must show
It militiamen for each senator and
representative In congress. In case
this number Is not reached, the money
thus appropriated would be converted
back Into the treasury. According to a
rough estimate a home guard of 12j.000
would be iKisdiblc under the provisions
of Stark's bill.
NEBRAbKA STATE NEWS.
Smallpox has broken out at Pawnee.
A telephone system Is being put lo
Ezra Durbind. one nf Norfolk's plo
neers, died Tuesday.
A big wolf hunt was held In Saun
ders county on Friday.
An A. O. U. W. banquet was held at
Grand Island Tuesday night.
The new onion depot at Beatrice 19
open. The building cost 110.000.
There was frigid weather Thursday
at Syracuse and Nebraska City.
Wheelmen at Lincoln are kicking vig
orously against an ordinance imposing
a tax on bicycles.
The Nebraska Mutual Insurance as
sociation held Its annual meeting oo
Thursday, at Lincoln.
James Hift, Ina Shackelford and Mln
nle Rice were severely Injured in S
runaway near Geneva.
Richard Savory Is on trial at Palli
City, charged with the murder of a
man named Thompson. ,
The trouble over the Bostwirk hotel
at Hastings has been settled. Mr. Dil
lon now gets possession.
There was a fire In the broom and
duster factory at Nebraska City. Loss
about Jl, 00.
Secretary Hall of the state bank
ruptcy board has Issued the eighth an
nual report of the banking department.
The funeral of Lieutenant Lester VL
Plsson occurred at Columbus Friday.
Lieutenant Misson rell in the battle o
April 23, 199. the same battle in which
Colonel Stotsenburg was killed.
A burglar who attempted to rob on
of the state university buildings was
captured through the aid of Miss Ma
bel Fisher of Omaha. The girl held
him off with a revolver until the nollce
Lincoln, Neb. (Roeclal.) John f).
Yei ser of Omaha appealed to the su
preme court today from a decision ren-
ered by Judge Slabaugh of Doturlae
county refusing Yelser a peremptory
writ of mandamus to compel the city
lera to submit the Initiative and refer.
ndum to a vote of the people of tha
ity at the coming spring election.
Because She Would Not Wed.
Chicago. (Special.) Nicholas
ler stabbed and instantly killed Mrs'
Louise Schaeffer In the dining room of
her homo at 4435 Princeton avenue.
Hotxler then shot himself, dying almost
Instantly. Hotxler had been very at
tentive to Mrs. Hchaeffer and Is believed
to have become Insane because of bet
refusal to marry him.
Cross Population of Cuba.
Washington, D. C (Hneclni itw
details by provinces of the nrellmlnaj
count of the gross population of Cub
iiyu vcrn announce! oy cjeneral JL P.
Sanger, In charge of the census-taking!
I Mnar del Rio. 173.02: Havana 11 111.
Matansas. 202,462; Santa Clara, 3m!w7i
Puerto Prlnclne, g.237: Snnii.. i7 .
71. Total, 1,672.845.
The late Lord Ludlow- wi .,,..,.
ngly mild on the bench and on mnr.
than one occasion his amiability la In-
erposlng out of pity to a confused
witness led to unforescon results. Al
witness was once badgered about a de
nial of Intoxication. The 1udre ui
him kindly from the bench: "Did you
ay, 'I was not drunk, sir?" " "I never
said anything about you at all," was
the unexpected reply.
New York Press: He Tnu
be anerv. 1 could tiava liiaui ......
er three times then if I'd. wanted to.
the Yes, I know It.
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