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THE SHAMROCK UNDER FULL SAIL PREVIOUS TO DISMASTING ACCIDENT.
The New York Yacht Club has re
fused to permit Lawson’s Independ
ence to contest for the honor of de
fending the America’s cup. The point
at issue between the Boston man and
the New York Yacht Club is not clear
but it is supposed to in some way ie
late to personal advertising. It is be
lieved that the objections may be eli
minated, especially as Sir Thomas I.ip
ton. the Irish challenger, is not com
ing over on the Shamrock for his
health. It is being asserted by the par
tisans of Mr. Lawson that the Irish
man's tea trade has almost doubled
since he became a contestant for the
America's cup three years ago. Now
If the international race pays Lipton
for his outlay in advertising, why de
ny Lawson the same privilege? The
New York Yacht Ciub should change
its tactics. Suppose it persists in barr
ing Lawson and the Shamrock should
win? What would all American
yachtsmen and the American people
generally say to the New York Yacht
Club? They would say, in effect:
"Your attempt to monopolize the
credit of a possible victory has sub
jected your country to defeat. The
Independence might have beaten the
Shamrock. You, in your selfish greed,
refused to give her a chance. Your
snobbery has lost us the cup.” The
New York Yacht Club could neither
deny nor evade that accusation.
The America’s cup became the abso
lute property of it.- winners at C6wes.
They could have sold it as old silver
had they desired. Its surviving owner, >
rightly thinking that a trophy so won
should be preserved as a perpetual
emblem of the highest skill in ship- j
building and sailing for speed, en- j
deavored so to provide. He selected
the New York Yacht Club as his trus
tee and drew up a deed of gift provid
ing: ’’Any yacht of a foreign country,
etc., shall always be entitled to the
right of sailing a match for the cup
against any one yacht or vessel con
structed in the country holding the
Mr. Schuyler’s intention evidently
was, since he offered the cup as a
prize to be sought by "any yacht of a
foreign country,” that its possession
should be defended by the be.st yacht
the country holding it could produce.
He wanted to bring together the very
best vessels of the two countries. He
was a real sportsman, but his trustees
have shown a most lamentable lack of
his spirit. Because she Is not owned
by one of their own number, they re
fuse to permit the cup to be defended
by what might prove the best yacht.
The insinuations that Mr. Lawrson
built the Independence "for advertis
ing purposes.” etc., simply demonstrate
the snobbishness of those making
them. They are unsportsmanly, un
gentlemanly, and un-American. They
invite the inference that the New
York Yacht Club is dominated by a
set of cads. They indicate that that
organization is thinking of petty per
sonal glory rather than of its coun
try's honor. They exhibit that hog
gish spirit, that dog-in-the-manger
policy which has made so many New
Yorkers the objects of derision and
contempt in other parts of the nation.
If the New York Yacht Club shall
persist in its course, if it shall insist
upon excluding what might easily be
the best yacht, and thus sacrifice vic
tory to its own selfish desire for per
sonal renown, its name will rightly be
come a by-word and a scoffing. The
American people demand that our very
best yacht be put forward to meet the
British challenger, and if the Sham
rock wins they will never be con
vinced that victory was not thrown
away by the New York club.—Ex.
Ideal Political Courtesy.
The forward movement in courtesy
which began in journalism has spread
into politics, and, if the case of Ifccker
vs. Becker may be taken as a sample, -
with results that will inevitably be
productive of universal brotherhood.
The facts brought out in this case are
well worthy of the attention of all
those who believe that harmony should
take the place of discord in all the
relations of life. John Becker and
William Becker, neighbors, though un
related, were opposing candidates for
highway commissioner of Sugar Loaf,
St. Clair county. 111., at a recent elec
tion. Neither had sought the office,
and each accepted the nomination as
a public duty, but proceeded at once
to do campaign work for the other.
On election day each stood at the polls
and urged voters to cast their ballots
for his opponent. Each received 133 i
votes, with one ballot doubtful. A ;
lawsuit was the result, each of the con
testants filing a petition for a re
count, in the hope that the other would
be declared elected. Contrary to the
prevailing method, each endeavored to
make the contest as agreeable and in
expensive as possible to the other, i
John Becker going so far as to serve
the papers personally upon William,
while William served them upon John.
This cut off the baliff's fees, and
William treated John to a dinner from
his savings, while John set up for
William the choicest refreshments to
be had in Sugar Loaf township. When
all the testimony was heard the doubt
ful ballot was given to John, which
broke the tie, and he was declared le
gally elected, much to his disappoint
ment and the joy of William. The lat
ter insisted on paying half the costs of
the case, and also the railroad fare of
John to and from the county seat. It
developed in the trial that each had
employed a lawyer to show that the
other had been elected. Journalism
has not as yet reached this point in
its advance toward the ideals of cour
tesy, but it is certain that the politic
ians will not be permitted to carry
off the palm without a contest. As an
evidence of the trend of newspaper
thought in the direction of the ameni
ties. it may be mentioned that the
editor of the esteemed Canton Semi
Weekly Gazette, in its current issue,
alludes to the editor of a contempor
ary as "a base and shameless scoun
drel,” showing that the good influence
is at work, and that the forward move
ment is unchecked.
The Vrobtem of the Girts.
Present industrial and social condi
tions invite much serious thought on
the question of what a young girl
shall do "to win success.” Formerly
it was the boy that occupied the at
tention and study of moralists and
teachers. But the girl problem—not
the one in the kitchen—is looming up
as one of the most important questions
of the times and threatens to com
pletely overshadow the discussion of
what to do with the boys. It is inter
esting to note the opinions of some of
the brightest women upon this ques
tion as disclosed in a recent sympo
sium. "No matter how wrapped up a
girl may be in hpr ambitions, let her
by all means marry anyway," says
Dr. Julia Holmes Smith. Mrs. Le
Grand W. I’erce declares she is un
able to “see how' a young woman can
consistently give her life to a husband
and to a business at the same time.”
Mrs. Matilda B. Carse declares that a
girl "cannot succeed in business while
married.” Mrs. Lucy Page Gaston
say that “girls should make their
choice between the home life and the
active business or professional life.”
It Is very clear from all this expert
opinion that it is the plain duty of
girls to get married. At least they
cannot hope to manage a husband and
a business successfully at the same
time. Matrimony and business are in
compatible. There must be a choice
betw’een the store or the office and the
The present lady mayoress of Lon
don is quite young and girlish look
ing. with a wealth of soft fair hair.
Her verse is among the best written
by women for the contemporary Eng
American Heiress III in Paris.
Mis.^ Pauline Astor, daughter of Wil- ]
liain Waldorf Astor, is ill with the
grip in Paris. French and American !
aristocracy alike are anxious for her
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speedy recovery, as the young woman
has been a prominent figure in the
brilliant social season at the French
MIST PAY FOR COUNTY FAIRS.
Commissioners lime No Discretion I'ndei
IJNCOLN, May 21.—In an opinion
handed down in a case brought up
from Hutler county the supremo court
declares that county boards have only
ministerial power in the payment of
the amount allowed by statute to
county agricultural societies. The sum
Is determined on the basis of 3 cents
for each inhabitant of the county, and,
according to the decision just an
nounced. the societies can invoke man
damus to compel payment without
awaiting the dilatory course of legis
In the case in question the county
agricultural society, after complying
with all the requirements of the
statute, requested the board of super
visors to draw a warrant for the
amount due it. The board refused.
The society immediately asked the dis
trict court for a writ of mandamus
compelling the supervisors to pay the
claim. This was refused and the so
In the supremo court tho attorneys
for the county argued that mandamus
should not Issue for the reason that
the board acted, not in a ministerial,
but in Its discretionary capacity. The
association contended that, under the
statutes, no discretionary power is al
lowed the board when the association
has once compiled with the require
ments of the law and that the board
must act in a purely ministerial ca
pacity. The court upheld this view
and gave judgment accordingly.
CROP PROSPECTS l\ NfBRASKA.
Cod d it Ion a (ienernlly Regarded an of i*
LINCOLN, May 27— Following la
the last weather and crop bulletin:
The past week has been warm and
dry, with about tlie normal amount of
sunshine. The daily mean tempera
ture has averaged about 0 degrees
above the normal. No unusually high
or low temperature occurred during
The rainfall has been below normal
generally. The amount was about or
slightly above one-half an inch in a
few of the southern counties of the
southeastern section, but generally it
was less than .30 of an inch, and in a
large part of the northern and western
portions of the state it was less than
.10 of an inch.
Wheat, oats and grass continue in
good condition, but in some places lack
of moisture has retarded growth, and
generally at the end of the week more
rain would be beneficial to these crops.
Chinch bugs are doing some damage
ir. wheat fields In central and western
counties. Corn planting has progress
ed rapidly, and the bulk of the crop
is now planted in central and southern
counties. The early planted corn is
coming up. generally slowly, and in
seme instances unevenly. Fruit con
tinues to promise a good crop.
Find* Floater In River.
PLATTSMOUTH, Neb., May 27
While Fred Illack and Elias Vuldow
were fishing in the Missouri river at
Rocky Point they noticed a floater
coming down the stream. They suc
ceeded in bringing the body to shore
and notified Coroner Gass. The body
appeared to be that of a man about
40 years of age, and it had evidently
been in the water for some time. He
was not identified.
Child Fatally Srnldid.
FAIRBURY, Neb.. May 27.—Edith
Shafer, %ged about 4 years, who was
scalded by pulling a pail of hot water
over on herself about eight days ago.
died from her injuries.
Benjamin F. Zeigler, who had his
legs amputated by the train backing
over him the night of May 11, is get
ting along nicely and will be able to
return to Ills home at Oakley, Kan., in
a few days.
InviKle* tilt? lilark II i I In.
SIDNEY, Neb., May 27.—Oberfelder
£• Co., the large grain merchants of this
city, shipped a fine car of spring wheat
to T. Andrews at Spearfish, S. I). This
is the first shipment to the Black Hills
country and means a great deal for
the farmers of this section procuring
better prices and saving the large cost
of shipping to eastern markets.
Smal p u Quarantine Unified.
HUMBOLDT, Neb., Mav 27.—The
smallpox quarantine ha3 been raised,
only the one case having been located.
Public gatherings will again be per
Trampled by a Dor's.
MADISON, Neb., May 27.—Thomas
Alderson, a farmer living southeast of
town, was severely hurt by a horse
trampling upon him.
YORK, Neb., May 27.—I. G. Rerry,
first lieutenant of the United States
infantry, opened a recruiting station
here. He is recruiting (or, rather,
trying to recruit I for two regiments—
the Tw’enty-eighth infantry at Van
couver barracks, Washington, and the
Eighteenth cavalry at Fort Meade, S.
D. Both regiments are for service in
the Philippines. Mr. Berry did not
get a single recruit here, though pres
ent for some time.
THE STATE RECEIVES MONEY.
Tba Snm of »9iS aa Its Dividend fro*
the Alum Hank.
LINCOLN. Neb.. May 25.—There
v/as covered into the state treasury
iho sum of $925 received by mail from
Comptroller of the Currency Dawes.
This represents the state's first and
final dividend on its claim for $25,000
against the First National bank of
Alma, defunct, and is 3 7 10 per cent
cf the total amount. The bank clos
ed Its doois in January, 1S97. For
several years, it afterward deveolped.
the institution had been on the ragged
edge of failure, and had been barely
kept alive by deposits of state money.
A. L. Burr was president ol' the bank.
The principal creditors were banks in
Lincoln and St. Joseph. Its assets
consisted principally of notes which
were almost worthless. The funds
intrusted to the bank by State Treas
urer Bartley were used lo pay off
flilND EUR THE SCHOOLS.
Ih 950.000 I.t si» Than Amount Appor
tioned I- st Year.
LINCOLN. Neb., May 25— State
Tieasurer Stuefer today announced the
semi-annual school fund available for
apportionment among the several
counties of the state according to pop
ulation as $350,853.30. The appor
tionment 'o the counties will be deter
mined by the state superintendent
and announced later in the week. The
apportionment in May. 1900, was a lit
tle over $400,000. For May. 1899. it
amounted to $332,111.15; for May,
1898. $430,095.98, and for May, 1S97.
$362,220.03. Prior to the last men
tioned date the May apportionment
was generally considerably under the
Killed l»y Mother-In-Invr.
SEWARD, Neb., May ‘.''..—The re
mains of James H. Devore, who was
shot by his mother-in-law, Mrs. Perry,
in Denver a few weeks ago, arrived
here and were Interred in the cemetery
at Ruby, near where the murdered
man spent his boyhood days. De
vore had mined the daughter of Mrs.
Perry, whose home is in Lincoln, and
married her last March after threats,
it is said, on the part of the prose
cuting attorney at Denver. His girl
wife gave birth to a child the night
he was shot.
Wing for Ifstfttlngft Anylum.
LINCOLN, Neb., May 25—The
State Board of Public Lands and
Buildings awarded a contract for the
construction of the new wing for the
asylum for the chronic Insane at
Hastings to Robert Butk-"1 of Omaha.
The contract price for the work and
materials is $41,400. The contract for
plumbing in the building v.-as awarded
to Frank Barclay of Beatrice, the
price fixed being $4,900. All bids for
electrical wiring were rejected. The
total apropriation for the building
Snpreme Court Adjourns.
LINCOLN, Neb., May 25.—The su
preme court adjourned unexpectedly
and delivered opinions In fifty cases.
Before adjournment the court an
nounced :hat only opinions publish
ed in the Nebraska reports would
he furnished to the Northwestern Re
porter or other legal publbations. At
torneys and persons interested, how
ever, may examine any opinion deliv
ered by the court.
For June Kvatninutloim.
LINCOLN, Neb., May 25.—The su
preme court examining commission
held a short session at the state house
to arrange for the annual June exam
ination of applicants for admission
to the bar. The members of the com
mission are: E. C. Kretsinger of Be
atrice, John Stevens of Hastings, .1.
H. McComber of Omaha, Fred Shep
herd of Lincoln and Matt Miller of
Green houfle at C apitol.
LINCOLN, Neb., May 25.—It is an
nounced that the proposed greenhouse
for the capitol lawn will not lie con
structed until the spring season of
next year. Funds are available for
the work, hut no provision was made
for heating tho house during the
winter months, hence the necessity
of postponing the building until after
the next winter.
('Hit lliut liHH Six I.eg*.
CONCORD, Neb., May 25.—A row
belonging to a farmer near here gave
birth to a calf Sunday night, that has
Bix well developed legs, four being in
the usual place and two protruding
fiom the l ack upward. The ealf will
To Milltnry Surgeons' Slretlng.
LINCOLN, Neb., May 25.—Governor
Savage has appointed the following
physicians and surgeons as delegates
to the Association of Military Sur
geons, which convenes at St. Paul,
Minn., on May 30: R. E. Giffen, Lin
coln; C. D. Evans, Columbus; G. M.
Reider, Grand Island; G. L. Pritchett,
Falrbury; Arthur P. Ginn, Nebraska
City; Willis E. Talbott, Broken Bow;
C. G. Burns, Albion; Charles L. Mul
lens, Broken Bow.
THE LIVE STOCK W4RKTT.
I.ktetl Onntutinn* frou* Sr-«*li Oktkhk T
nn<l Kiin*m tltf*
futtte—1The supply of cattle was rather
light, and us puckers were all liberal buy
ers the market ruled strong uud active
all around. Kccetpts Included about a,
cars of beef steers anil the quality of the
offerings as a whole was very good, liuy
ers were out early and on anything at all
goud the mark't could be quoted strong
to a dime higher for the last two days.
As high as $5.55 was paid today for prime
rattle, which Is the best price so far this
year, the top previous to this time being
$5.50, which was paid last week. 'I here
were only a few cows and heifers In iv to
day and some fancy prices were paid. All
tin* buyers seemed to have liberal ordt rs
and sellers took advantage of the oppor
tunity to sell out at good prices. Hulls
also sold to good advantage today and the
market can he quoted strong on all de
sirable grades. Stags also commanded
very satisfactory prices, and veal calves
sold fully as well as they did yesterday.
As has been the case all the week, there
were not enough stackers and feeders on
sale to make a market. The few odds and
ends changed hands at nominally steady
prices. The inquiry from the country con
tinues rather light.
llugs—There was another heavy run of
h gs. making the supply for the llrst four
days of this week the heaviest In soma
time post. Other points reported a de
cline In values and as a result the market
here up, mil about 2Vi>c lower than yester
day. The first sales were mostly at $5.tftf.
but ns the morning advanced the market
became more active and prices firmed up,
the market closing stronger than the
opening, or nearly steady with yesterday s
general market Thu bulk of a I the hugs
brought $5.60 and $5.62ty, with a few of the
choicer loads at $5.65 and from that up to
Sheep—There was a light run of sheep ,
here today, but the demand on the part t
of packers was not very heavy. Wethers
were slow sate and about 15c lower all
around. Ewes did not sell so much dif
ferent from yesterday. l.ambs were in
good demand where the quality was sat
isfactory, but there were no good wool-d
lambs hers, dipped Iambs and sitring
lambs sold steady if they were good, but
the* common kinds were neglected.
Cattle—Export and dressed beef steers,
steady to 15c higher; others steady to u
shade higher; best dressed beef steers.
$5.40415.73: fair to good, $4.S04j5 35: storkers
and feeders. $4.00413.15; western-fed steers,
$5.K.V<i5.4't: Texans and Indiana. $4,356 3.15;
rows. $3.254i 4.75; heifers, $3.654i5.2); csnef rs,
$2.50413.13; bulls, $3,000*4.90; calves, $4.004l)
Hogs—Market 3c higher; bulk of sales,
$5.004(5.*5: heavy. $5.M)4i5.90; mixed packers.
$5.«.5i»5.k3; light, $3.25fl5.70; pigs. $4,504*5.30.
Sheep and Lambs—Market steady to 5o
higher; western lambs. $5.25445.55; western
wethers. $4.25414.73: western yearlings. $4..50
4i:5.00; ewes, $3,734*4.25; culls. $2.504l3.5O’
Texas sheep, $3.45414.25; Texas lambs, $4.40
lil.05; spring lambs, $5,504*0.30.
TO REST NEAR IINCOLN.
lanner’A (irnve Lot I'uri-lianetl In Shadow
of the Monument.
SPRINGFIELD, 111., May 25.—The
remains of former Govt?rnor John R.
Tanner will be interred almost beside
those of President Lincoln in Oak
Ridge cemetery. Mrs. Tanner, his
widow, purchased a large lot, contain
ing 7,000 feet, and located on the
driveway from the gates of the ceme
tery to the national Lincoln monu
ment, and about midway between the
gates and the Lincoln monument,
probably 300 feet from the latter. In
this lot the remains of Governor Tan- ^
ner will be laid to rest Sunday after
noon. The price paid for the ground
The funeral promises to be the
largest attended that has ever been
held in Springfield since Lincoln was
buried. Military and civic organiza
tions from all over the state will be
A meeting of the union miners of
the state ha3 been called for the pur
pose of arranging for the miners to
attend the funeral in a body.
CHINA WILL ACCEPT.
flow* to Inevitable and Will Pay Not
I.evn Than 950,000,000 TacU.
BERLIN, May 25.—It is semi-olfi
cially asserted that the resolutions of
the ministers of the powers in Pekin
not to reduce the indemnity below
450.000,000 teals is final, and that
China accepts this, rendering approxi
mate reimbursement of the expedi
tionary expenses of the powers cer
The Berlin eomlc paper Llk shows
Count von Waldersee ready to depart
from China, standing on three empty
trunks, labeled “Victories.” “Acquisi- ,
tions” and “Indemnities,” and says:
“is it worth while taking them again?”
Will Not Wiilt for Rmprror
RERUN, May 25.—Tiie statement in
tlie Isjndon press that Count von
Waldersee lias informed the Chinese
authorities that he would not leave
Pekin until the court returned and
lie lias had an interview with Em
ptier Hwang Su are authoritatively
denied. The officials here say von
Waldersee will leave Pekin May 31.
or a few days later for Japan. It is
uncertain whether he will return by
way of the United States or via
Excursion Steamer Aground.
WATERTOWN. N. Y.. May 23.—A
special to the Standard from Ogdens
hurg says: The excursion steamer
Empire State, one of the largest of
the Folger line, has been beached near
Rrockville. Ont., and is resting with
nine feet of water in its hold. The
steamer had 500 excursionists on
hoard from Prescott and Rrockville.
hound for the queen's birthday cele
bration at Kingston. The firemen left "1
the port holes open.
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