Harrison press-journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1899-1905, March 14, 1901, Image 5

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Department of Agriculture Bevietrs the
Condition in Wyoming.
Onldtag rriivelple U Security of Title and
I'm of ArallaMe Water for Laatlng
Meneflta to Greatest Xeaiuer Prog-rees
t Work.
partment of Agriculture ha ls3ued
as bulletin No. 96 a paper entitled "Ir
rigation Law of the Northwest Terri
tories of Canada awl Wyoming," with
discussions by J. S. Dennis, deputy
commissioner of public worts of Can
ada; Fred Bond, state engineer, of
Wyoming, and J. M. Wilson, agent and
expert in the office of irrigation in
vestigations at Cheyenne, Wyo.
The bullet!", was prepared under the
direction of Prof. Ellwood Mead, irri
gation exprt in charge of the office
of Irrigation investigations, who. In
submitting the subject matter of the
publications to the Department of
Agriculture, stated:
"This publication bag been pre
ipared because of a demand for In
formation regarding the Wyoming law
and the Canadian northwest irrigation
act, both of which were partially de
scribed in bulletins numbered 08 and
60 of the ofTU-e of experiment stations.
Several of t'-.o western states are now
earnestly seeking for some way to put
an end to the litigation and contro
versy and to provide some simpler,
cheaper and more effective method of
establishing titles to streams than is
possible through a resort to the courts.
The success which has attended the
operation of the two laws therein giv
en makes them worthy of study and
the six principles noted . as having
served as .1 guide In the framing of
the Interpretation of the northwest
irrigation act are believed to be so
sound and fundamental as to be
worthy of general adoption. I believe
the publication of the bulletin will be
of service in pointing the way to much
needed reforms In many of tha arid
The six principles upon which the
Canadian northwest irrigation law is
based are as follows:
"First That the water . In all
streams, lakjs, ponds, springs or other
sourceB is the property of the crown.
"Second That this water may be
obtained by companies or individuals
for certain described tirtes upon com
pliance with the provisions of the
"Third That the uses for which
water may he so acquired are "domes
tic," "irrigation" and "other" pur
poses, domestic purposes being limited
to household and sanitary purposes,
the watering of stock, the operation of
railways and factories by steam, but
not the, sale of barter of water for
such purposes,
"Fourth That the company or In
dividual acquiring water for irrigation
or other purposes shall be given a clear
and Indisputable title to such water.
"Fifth That holders of water rights
shall have the proteHlon and assist
ance of permanent government officials
in the exercise of such rights.
"Sixth That disputes or complaints
regarding th.i use or diversion of water
shall be referred to and eettled by the
officials of the government charged
with the administration of the act and
that decisions bo- given shall be final
and without appeal."
Deputy CommisFioner Dennis In his
review of the operation of the Can
adian northwest Irrigation act based
upon thene principles, gives briefly but
omprehensiv!v an itnerestlng lac
count of the operation of the law,
which Is in the main successful. He
concludes "that while the Canadian
laws relating to Irrigation are in their
infancy cr formative stags and ponsi
biy weak In many respects, the guid
prlnclple and aim of these laws is se
curity of title and the use of the avail
able water in such manner as to bring
the greatest and most lasting benefit
to tho greatest number."
phrnlrlnn Ht 111 Lira Banga by a
PEKIN, March 11. LI Hung Chang
t Is again seriously ill, and his physician
pays his life hangs by a thread.
Prince Chtng and Karl LI seem to
think that by spreading rumors of the
court's unwillingness to return to
Pekln, unless this or that thing Is
done, they can influence tho delibera
tions of tho ministers of the powers.
As a matter of fact, according to re
liable reports from Slan Fu, the Im
perial personages are exUgmely un
comfortable at Slan Fu, where they
live In the house of the governor,
which Is only a small structure.
French missionaries who have Just re
turned here from Slan Fu Lalleve the
empress dowager would bring the
court back to Pekln on the first offer
of the allies having as a basis the re
moval of the troops, except the lega
tion guards.
tartar CJIren a Foalllon,
WASHINGTON, March 9. Former
Vnlted States Senator Carter of Mon
tana has been appointed by the pres
ident a United States commissioner of
the St. Louis exposition. He has ac
cepted the offer. The position pays
$5,ooo a year.
Olaaatroea Moras In Chicago.
CHICAGO, March 11. One of the
wnrt wind storm of the season struck
Chicago yesterday and during the two
hours It was at Its height damaged
property throughout the city to the
extent of $175,000. Many heavy plate
windows were Mown In. Tele
eraph and telephone companies were
The worst sufferers. Thousands of
Lies wcre blown down and Chicago
. practically Isolated from the west
. nd northwest by telephone and tele-
graph all day.
Dratae Com Every Opportunity that It
Haa Deelgna Upon Manchuria.
WASHINGTON. March 1L The of
ficial correspondence that has passed
between the State department and the
several powers Interested in the Chi
nese question discloses the fact that
Rnssia, suspected as she is by England
and perhaps by some other powers
of planning to seize and hold Man
churia aa her own, has upon every oc
casion, when opportunity served to
draw forth a statement of her motives,
declared emphatically that she had no
such purpose.
On February 16 the United States ad
dressed strong representations to Chi
na through Mr. Conger and Prince
Chlng and LI Hung Chang. China was
told that the United States could not
approve any secret negotiations be
tween China and any individual power
looking to the concession of territory
to such power. And, it was further in
sisted, that, to be valid, any such con
cession of territory should be given
only with the assent of all other
powers. To still further emphasize
the warning against the beginning of
a division of China It was significantly
stated that the United States did not
regard the present as an opportune
time for making any concessions of
territory or even for conducting nego
tiations for such concessions.
On March 1 the State department
took steps to acquaint every one of
the powers interested in China with
the instructions it had given Mr. Con
ger. The result was to elicit from
nearly all of them expressions of ap
proval of the doctrine laid down by
the United States, and foremost among
the powers which accepted It was Rus
sia. The United States government has
not entered into any secret or open
agreement with Great Britain or with
any individual power, however strong
it may sympathtzo with the British
desire to insure Manchuria against
seizure. On the contrary, our govern
ment has from the beginning discour
aged such special alliances as to China
and has adopted the practice of In
forming every one of the powers of
the contents of any statement it has
addressed to any one of them.
tieneral I'o HaianK and t'rlnce Tuan Tra
pare to Oppoae Arreat.
' SHANGHAI, March II. Dispatches
from Lau Chau assert that General
Tung Fu Hslang. with 20,000 men, and
Prince Tuan, with 10,000 men, are at
Nlng Hsu prepared to resist arrest.
The China Gazette announces that
Sheng, the taotai, has memorialized
the throne In favor of the abolition of
the likln duties and that all the vice
roys and governors support him.
I.ONDON, March 10. "The Japanese
battleship Hatsuse, just completed in
England, haa been ordered to proceed
hither with all possible speed," says
the Yokohama correspondent of the
Dally Mall. Other orders given to tho
Japanese navy indicate the seriousness
with which the Japanese government
views the situation in the far east.
Well informed Japanese regard Rus
sia's action in Manchuria as a gigantic
bluff, inspired by the notion that Eng
land's hands are tied in South Africa,
but as Germany is only half-hearted
in the maintenance of Chinese integ
rity a coalition with Japan Is Improb
able and Japan Is too much embar
rassed in her finances to do more than
protest and endeavor to secure com
pensating advantages In Korea.
"China's signature of the Manchur
ian convention Is practically assured,"
gays the St. Petersburg correspondent
of the Dally Mail, "because Russia last
August sent to the empress dowager
7,500 pounds of bar silver."
Left Lang Inflnuied nod UrnT Not Ho
Wrli Foriijrrly.
condition of former President Harri
son is serious. Dr. Jameson stated to
day that th upper part of General
Harrison's loft lung was Inflamed.
There Is some danger of the conges
tion extending to the rest of the lung
and to the right lung. Until 3 o'clock
this afternoon General Harrison was
resting easily, but at that time he be
came slightly worse and Dr. Jameson
was called. He said that he was cer
tain nothing was to be apprehended
for the next forty-eight hours, but the
age of the patient renders till calcula
tions uncertain. At 8 o'clock this even
ing General Harrison was suffering
some pain, but was resting compara
tively easy.
Kaeapea Into Hla Own Country anil Can
not lla Operated A-alnat.
LONDON, March 11. The Times
publishes the following dispatch from
Aasvogelkop, March 9: :
"General DeWet haa escaped north
ward by a forced march with 400 men.
His objective Is believed to be the vi
cinity of Kroonstadt.
"Four other Boer leaders are still In
the southwestern part of Oranve River
"Now that General Dewet Is back In
his own country It will be n I most Im
possible to operate against him. Just
as soon aa he is pressed hla commando
dissolves, to meet again a few dayp
later. ;i
"Only a few bands of Boers are now
left In Cape Colony,"
All Othar rerelfaers la Takla Have Don
Soma Eieeatlag.
IXNDON, March 11. "It Is not
likely that the power will oppoae the
scheme of Ruaila," ay tho Pekln
correspondent of the Morning Post,
wiring Saturday. "The situation la
regarder a very gloomy. Even the
Chine plenipotentiaries declare open
ly that Intervention by the powers Is
not desirable unless they are prepared
to back up their protests.
Ktuua'i Course in Manchuria Eonsej
United States and England.
Aaabaaaadora Ara Inatroctad to Ascertain
the Sentiment of Others Propose to
Startle ( tha Czar with a United and
Menaclnc Front.
LONDON, March 9. A crisis has
arisen in far eastern affairs, which in
the opinion of the British government
is graver almost than the troubles
which originally turned the eyes of the
world to the Orient. In this crisis, se
cret negotiations are going on between
the United States and Great Britain
with a view to thwarting what both
governments appear to consider a de
termined attempt on the part of Russia
to plant herself permanently In one of
the richest tracts of the Chinese em
pire. The conference held Wednesday be
tween United States Ambassador
Choate and Lord Lansdowne, the for
eign secretary, had nothing to do with
the Nicaraguan canal affair. To quote
from a British official, "the Nicarag
uan controversy is a minor matter
compared with the present situation."
What Mr. Choate did was to receive
from Lord Lansdown an important
message declaring that Great Britain
was not satisfied with Russia's declar
ation regarding Manchuria as delivered
to Sir Charles Stewart Scott, British
ambassador at St. Petersburg, by Count
Lamsdorf, and asking the United States
if they were prepared to take Joint ac
tion of such a decisive nature that
Russia would have no alternative but
to recede from her position.
Almost simultaneously, the United
States government instructed the va
rious ambassadors to . take similar
The answer of Secretary Hay has ap
parently not yet been received In Lon
don, although the fact that almost con
current instructions were issued from
Washington is taken here to be a suf
ficient guaranty that Russia's action
In Manchuria will not be tolerated by
the United States.
Japan is relied upon to act in line
with Great Britain and the United
States. Germany, despite the compact,
is regarded as rather doubtful, owing
to Emperor William's friendship for
the czar. France, of course, will side
with her ally.
The significance of the present phase
can only be appreciated by those cog
nizant of the lethargic attitude of the
British government hitherto regarding
Russian action In China. Within the
last few days all this has changed.
What, a week or two ago, was pro
nounced only in line with Russia's
usual policy is now termed a "grave
and serious state of affairs."
Lord Lansdowne is using every effort
to bring the powers into line in order
to present Russia such a menacing
front that without any ambiguity re
garding temporary or other occupa
tion, she may give up all designs upon
What prompts the British Foreign
office to take such an alarmist view of
circumstances usually looked upon as
fatalistic sequences Is the apprehension
that Russia, having held her own in
spite of the protest of the ministers
of the powers to the Chinese govern
ment, and having put herself on record
In the reply to Sir Charles Scott as
determined on at least a temporary
occupation of Manchuria,' will refuse
to back down. That she must do so,
Ixrd Lansdowne considers vital, both
for the future of China and for the
continued existence of the concert
Count I-amsdorf's reply to Sir
Charles Scott Is considered quite un
satisfactory. "If such excuses are accepted by the
powers," said a British official last
evening to a representative of the As
sociated Press, "there will be nothing
to prevent the immediate partition of
China, for with almost exactly the
same verbiage any European power
could justify the accupation of other
Will Unllit tha Nebraakn.
WASHINGTON. March 9. Mr.
Pavson, representing the Moran Bros,
of Seattle, Wash., today signed at the
navy department the contract for tho
construction by that firm of the bat
tleship Nebraska.
Cloaeat Frlanda Much Alarmed on Ac
count of Hla Advanced A.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., March . 9.
Ev-Presldent Benjamin Harrison la a
very sick man and his closest friends
are alarmed. His condition Is more
serious than Is generally believed.
However, Dr. Henry Jameson, the
family physician, said tonight that
there was no Immediate danger, and,
In fact, he was not at all alarmed, he
said, as to the outcome. Asked If the
age of General Harrison would not
weigh very much against his recovery,
the doctor said such would naturally
b6 the case to a certain extent, but
he declined to discuss the matter fur
ther than to say that he was not at all
alarmed over the condition of the pa
tient. General Harrison Is troubled with a
complication of grip and intercostal
neuralgia, and there 1 some fear that
this will develop Into pneumonia.
Coaflrnaatleaa by the Senate.
WASHINGTON, March 9. The sen
ate confirmed the following nomina
tion: Thomas Worthlngton, attorney
for the southern district of Illinois;
J. Otl Humphrey, district Judge for
the southern district of Illinois; James
L. Mcintosh, Jr., receiver of public
moneys st Sidney, Neb. The senate
also confirmed all of the nominations
sent to it by the president today, ex
cept the members of the board of vis
itors to the naval observatory.
NotuiDf In tha Suture of an L'prliin( la
Feared Any Longer.
HAVANA, March 8. The Cuban
constitutional convention met In secret
session this afternoon for a formal dis
cussion of the Piatt amendment. The
conservative element scored a victory.
It was decided to continue the ses
sions of the convention and to refer
the amendment to the spe lal commit
tee on relations, with instructions to
bring in a report.
Twenty-nine delegates were present,
Senor Llorete and General Rivera being
the only absentees. General Ssnguilly
favored dissolving the convention and
returning the amendment without dis
cussion. The other delegates were
unanimously in favor of continuing
the sessions and of sending some an
swer to the executive department.
The argument turned on the ques
tion whether the convention had power
to adopt a scheme of relations that
would be binding upon the future re
public. Last week a majority of the
delegates opposed this view. Today
Senor Nunez, representing the conser
vatives, argued that the delegates were
empowered to call for the convention
to establish permanent relations with
the 'United States, and ought not to
attempt to shirk this duty. General
Sanguilly contended that the intention
of the original call was annulled by
Governor General Wood's Instructions
at the opening of the convention, when
delegates were asked to give only an
opinion. The radical element did not
flock to General Sanguilly, as had
been expected, and the convention's
action In rafrrlng the question to the
special committee on relations shows
a willingness to recede from the for
mer attitude.
It is evident that many of the del
egates still hope the amendment will
be changed, but there is no bittter
feeling now apparent. It is doubtful
whether the convention will ever agree
to accept the amendment, but the con
servatives maintain that the willing
ness of the radicals to discuss and, if
necessary, to send a committee to
Washington, gives a more hopeful as
pect to conditions which weie growing
Phyalcian Derlinea to Say Whether Crip
la the Only Trouble.
CHICAGO, March 8. A special to
the Times-Herald from Indianapolis,
Ind. says: General Benlamin Harri
son is very sick at his residence on
North Delaware street. His physician
rerusca to discuss his case without per
mission from the famllv and this was
refused by Mrs. Harrison this evening.
she said the general is suffering from
the grip, but his condition was not
considered alarming. When asked if
the patient was suffering from any
complication of his disease, and par
ticularly as to bronchial affection. Dr.
Henry Jameson, who was with General
riarnson tor more man an nour this
evening, refused to answer.
Judge Ted ford Will Not Resign.
CRESTON, March 9. Judge W. H.
Tedford in a letter to the Advertiser
asks the editor to deny the report cir
culated by a Des Moines paper that
he intended to resign. Judge Tedford
says he has had no thought of resign
ing and that the state of his health
is not so critcal that he considers his
retirement necessary. In ;Unlon coun
ty Judge Telford is very popular and
the news that he will not resign is
received with satisfaction.
Rorkhlll Ordered to Hay.
WASHINGTON, March 7 The en
actment of the diplomatic and con
sular appropriation bill has placed at
the disposal of the State department
a sum of money for the acquisition by
purchase of legation premises for the
United States legation at Pekln.
Therefore, Secretary Hay has Instruct
ed Special Commissioner Rockhlll that
he is permitted to proceed immediate
ly to consummate the purchase of a
suitable tract of land.
Wins Against Mra. Nation.
TOPEKA, Kan., March 7. Several
months ago Mrs. Carrie Nation, In a
street speech at Medicine Lodge, stat
ed that Samuel Griffin, county attor
ney of Barber county, was granting
the saloon keepers of Kiowa Immunity
from prosecution for money consider
ation. "They are giving ?15 a month," she
is quoted as saying, "and I have wit
nesses to prove It."
Qneatlon Allen'a Preaenea.
WASHINGTON, March 7, Senator
Allen's name is still cirried on the
rolls as a senator from Nebraska and
It Is understood that It wlU be until
the Nebraska legislature elects or ad
journs. There is some contention that
his apointinent expired on March 4,
but the authorities hold otherwise.
Death for Kidnaping.
Tha house tonight passed the senate
bill punishing kidnaping for ransom
at death or not less than five J-ars In
tho penitentiary. The bill was amend
ed In the house and goes back to the
senate for concurrence before going
to the governor to become a law.
The Population of Alaska.
WASHINGTON, March 7. The to
tal population of Alaska In 1900, as
shown bv the return of the twelfth
census, 68,502, as against 32,052 for
189(1. Thl Is an increase In ten years
of 31,540, or 98.4 per cent.
There are two cities In th? territory
which have a population of over 2,000,
namely, Nome City, 12,486 and Skag
way City, 3,117.
Iowa Man Dropped SS.OOO.
ONAWA, March 9. Advices from
California state that Dr. W. W. Ord
way, who now spend the winter In
California, but who ha lived In Mo
nona county for over forty years, and
Is tho largest land owner In the coun
ty, his wealth being estimated at from
1300,000 to $500,000, has Just dropped
13,000 to a couple of confidence men
In Los Angeles.
Maine Man Ej turned to tbe Chair as
President Pro Tem.
Membera Who Have Talked With the
Fraaldent Believe Special Seaalou la to
Terminate Immediately Mr. Morgan
Again Haa the Floor.
WASHINGTON, March 8. Senator
William P. Frye of Maine waB elected
unanimously president pro tem of the
senate to serve during the present sen
ate. This is the second time Senator
Frye haa been honored by his col
leagues. Five years ago on February
7, 1896 the republicans then being in
a minority, he was elected unanimous
ly. His services as president pro tem,
especially since the death of Vice
President Hobart, have won for him
the cordial appreciation of his follow
ers for his able and impartial admin
istration of the post.
When the senate convened a huge
bunch of beautiful roses adorned the
desk of Mr. Gamble, the successor to
Mr. Pettigrew of South Dakota.
The vice president announced the
anointment of Messrs. Cullom of Illi
nois and Cockrell of Missouri as mem
bers of the board of regents of the
Smithsonian institution.
At the conclusion of the routine
business Mr. Morgan resumed his
speech begun yesterday in support of
his resolution declaring .the abroga
tion of the Clayton-Bulwer treaty. Mr.
Morgan read that part of the Clayton
Bulwer treaty which relates to the
Nicaragua canal and also the proto
cols of an agreement for the construc
tion of the canal made between the
United States government and the
governments of Nicaragua and Costa
Rica. He declared that it was per
fectly clear that the protocols entered
into last fall by this government were
a distinct violation of the Clayton
Bulwer treaty. It. was equally evident
that the United States must abandon
its plighted faith with Nicaragua and
Costa Rica, in order that the Clayton
Bulwer treaty might be fastened per
manently upon thiB government and
hang like a pall over it,-or take such
a stand as will sustain the president
in his "patriotic and noble action."
"The protocols, entered, into ex
pressed the defiance by the president of
the Clayton-Bulwer treaty and his re
gard for Jts provisions. They under
took to place the government on the
high ground that the Clayton-Bulwer
treaty its abrogated by this govern
ment." "It is our duty," insisted Mr. Mor
gan, "lo declare that that treaty is not
in the way of our legislating for the
Nicaragua canal. If we hesitate today
It will be the name a year hence and
the provisions of that treaty will be
fastened upon us,"
Mr. Morgan urged that bis resolu
tion be adopted in order that the
president might understand the posi
tion of the senate no thoroughly that
he would feel justified in proceeding
along lines looking to the construction
of the Nicaraguan canal while con
gress was in its- long session.
At the conclusion of Mr. Morgan's
speech the senate, without taking any
action upon the resolutions, on motion
of Mr. Lodge of Massachuseets, at 1:10
went into executive session, and' at
1:50 adjourned until Friday.
A number of senators who have
talked with the president express the
opinion that the present special ses
sion of the senate can be brought to
a final conclusion by next Saturday
and some think that adjournment may
be reached tomorrow.
Protest Against Nominating: Hanger for
Assistant Secretary of War.
WASHINGTON, ' March 8. Senators
Piatt and Depew of New York are both
opposing the proportion to nominate
Colonel Sanger lor the office of as
sistant secretary of war. Senator
Piatt saw the secretary of war today
and entered a formal protest, on the
ground that Colonel Sanger is not a
consistent republican.
Senator Depew alHO has indicated
his opposition. Neither of them was
consulted before tbe nomination was
decided upon. Tbe selection seems to
have been made by the secretary, but
the senators' claim that if that offi
cial is to assert that prerogative he
should find a man who would be ac
ceptable to them. Senator Piatt to
day expressed the opinion that the
protests which have been made will
have the effect of preventing the presi
dent from sending in tho nomination.
Oommlaalonera Expreaa Confidence In Red
Men'a f uture Dorllltjr.
WASHINGTON, March 7. The an-1
nual report -of the Board of Indian
Commissioners expresses a confident
view of the Indian Kltmitlon and says
that the policy of justice pursued by
the government and the better know
ledge of the jtower and resources of
the government of the United States
which now prevail among the Indian
tribes will render improbable any re
newals of serious rioting and attempt
ed war on the part of the Indian
Deports the Malcontenta.
WASHINGTON, Murc.h 8., General
MacArthnr has informed the War de
partment by mail that in pursuance ot
authority obtained from the depart
ment under da1 of December last he
has ordered tbe deportation of a num
ber of persons "whose ovsrt acts have
clearly revealed, them as in aid of, or
in sympathy, with, the Insurrection,
and the Irregular guerrilla warfare by
which it is being maintained and
whose continued residence In tbe Phil
ippine Islands is, in every essential
regard, Inimical to tbe pacification
About seventy-five cases of small-pox
exist at Fisk, Mo.
John I). Rockefeller has given $100,-
000 to Vassar college at Pougbkeepsie.
N. Y., for a new dormitory.
Frederick Metz, Sr., president cf tha
Mctz Bios. Hrewing company and a;
pioneer citizen of Omaha, died, aged
74 years.
Carroll Carrington, a well known
newspaper man and writer of short
stories, is dead In San Francisco, of
The city of Dresden, Germany, has
contracted with a syndicate of bank
ers for a flfteeii million marks loan at
four per cent. ,
Gen. Rnsst.1 A. Alger, as head of the
Alger-Sullivan syndicate, will build a
inodul . town near Pensacola on the
model of Pullman, 111.
John 13. Dubois, a wealthy lumber
man ami mine owner of Dubois, Pa.,
has given $1,000,000 to the Dunham
Medical institute of Chicago.
William J. Bryan passed through.
Chicago on his way to Buffalo, N. .
Between trains Mr. Bryan received a
number of calls from Democratic pol
iticians. The Hamburg-America n steamship
line ha oiderd two steamers, each of
7,001) tons, from the Vulcan .Ship
Building company, of Bremen, for its
West India line.
General Weyler, minister of "war in
the ne.w Spanish cabinet, asserts that
ho will ufve all his energy in the re
organization of the army in order to
render it useful for service in all cir
cumstances. The state department gives emphatic
denial to the statement, in a London
newspaper that the United States ad
dressed a note "almost threatening In,
tone" to Denmark regarding tbe lat
ter'H West Indian possessions.
Every day since William Oehlstrom
died, twenty-two years ago, his widow
knelt on bin grave in the Scrantoh.
cemetery, Cleveland, O., and prayed
that she might be taken to him. Sun
day her prayer was answered.
Alfred Dreyfus returned to Switzer
land Tuesday after a stay in Paris,
during which he corrected the proofs
of the book he has completed, entitled:
"Five Years of My Life, dealing with
his imprisonment on Devil's Island. ;
Alexander Craw, quarantine officer
01 the California state board of hor
ticulture, has received from Australia
a box contains several million Tachlna s
flies, which "will be liberated in the
Can Joaquin valley to exterminate
The Omaha & St. Louis Railroad has
closed a contract with the Omaha
Bridge" and Terminal company, where
by in future it will furnish that road
all itw terminal facilities in Omaha and
South Omaha for both freight and
passenger traffic.
, The treasury department has isKued
a warrant in favor of Admiral George
Devcy for $9,750 on account of prlzo
money' found to be due him from the
court of claims fjr tbe destruction of
the Spanish licet in Manila- harbor,'
May 1, 18S9. . .
According to the figures prepared
by United. States engineers, the defeat
of the river and harbor bill will ulti
mately thrown at least 10,000 men out
of employment in tbe Memphis terri
tory, extending from Cairo, 111., to
Vickwburp, Miss.
Tho treasury department has Is
e. lied a warrant in favor of Admiral
George Dewey for $9,570, on account
of prize money found to be due him
from the court of claims for the de
Btnw.tion of the Spanish fleet In Ma
nila harbor, May 1, 1898.
The London Board of Trade Journal
warns Hritisfi manufacturers that the
reports of a British commercial agent
in the United States show that Amer
ieau boots and shoes are capturing;
nmrkety where Eitish goods ought to
have a practical monopoly.
JikIko Neely entered an order dis
solving tha injunction restraining tho
Chicago Packing & Provision company
from distributing its assets. The
company decided to go out of business
seme ttnio ago, and was planning to
distribute its assets among the stock
holders. The stock is divided into 20,-
000 nharert of preferred and 20,009
shares of common stock.
Tho German government has ordered
300 barrels of California brandly for
use by its army and navy.
Senator Cullom gave notice of an
amendment he will propose tq tho
sundry civil appropriation bill pro
viding for a revenue cutter for Ha
waiian wideis at a cost not to exceed
Jutne.s L. Mcintosh, jr., a prominent
young attorney of Sidney, Neb., has
been continued by the senate as re
ceiver of public money at Sidney, Neb.
Tho memorial to Queen Victoria,
suKKoKletl by the committee of minis
ters anil former ministers and approved
by liini; Kdward, is to be a monument.
Dr. Thomas O'Reilly, 74 years old,
died of tho grip. He practiced medi
cine iu St. JiOiiIa for fifty-two years.
Tho monthly statement of the pub
lic debt shows that at the close of
business February 28, 1901, the debt
less cash lu the treasury, amounted to
$l,0H7,i)!!),!ij'l, a decrease for the month
01 $7,fi7,:m.
W. C. Clark, aged 62, former secre
tary of state, accidentally fell down '
stairs at Denver, Colo., brenklng his
The Copenhagen, Denmark, munic
ipality has given notice of the Issue of
a communal loan of 20,000,000 kroner.
Tenders will be open until March 12.
en. Aaron 8. Daggct, recently ap
pointed brigadier general of the army,
has lawn retired.
Stephen Milter Gladwin, one of the
founders of the"Carew. Manufacturing
Co., of Hoi yoke, Mass., and long ident
ified with, the paper Industries of tha
country, died at bis home In Latonia,
N, J. He was 80 years old.
All the acts of General Castro, tba
president of Venesuela, bar) ban
unanimously approved by tha Vaaa
ruelnn constitutional assembtx
Harry Oray Blxby, at ona tlma t V
national champion Unnla player, tJ '
a rifle marksman of national rtXi :-
tim, died at Boston of yutumud, )