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ENDS IN 1906.
New Treaties Negotiated with Other
Countries Cause of the Action.—
Contention Raised that the Benefits
Are Not Now Reciprocal.
BERLIN—The imperial government
preparatory to excluding the United
States from the privileges of the new
reciprocity treaties signed recently
with seven European states has for
mally notified the American govern
ment that the tariff agreement be
tween Germany and the United States
of July 10, 1900, will terminate March
1, 1906. the day the new treaties go
Into effect, but that Germany stands
ready to negotiate a reciprocity treaty
with the United States.
This notification, made by Foreign
Secretary von Richthoff March 14,
after the decision of the cabinet said
that the treaties concluded with Rus
sia, Italy, Belgium. Switzerland, Aus
tria-Hungary, Roumania .and Servia
“form a new basis,” so reads the text,
“for the commercial relations of Ger
many, and the imperial government
holds itself prepared to enter into ne
gotiations for the conclusion of a new
commercial treaty with the United
The German view as held at the
foreign office and at the ministerv of
the interior is that the United States
cannot reasonably expect to share in
special benefits given by ■'Germany to
certain European states in exchange
for other specific tariff reductions.
Should the United States have the
same advantages without giving any
thing in return the treaty countries
could justly complain that they were
in effect discriminated against because
from them certain things were exact
ed by bargain which were freely given
to the United States But if the United j
States desires to take up the general j
tariff question and arrange a reripro- j
cal against the German government j
will be very glad to do so. Otherwise j
Germany’s new general tariff, which j
also goes into e.ffoct March 1. 1906. |
will be applied to imports from the j
United States.
The government in terminating the
present modus vivendi has done what
agrarians have steadily asked for since i
the new commercial treaties were con- |
eluded. Public opinion in Germany has |
also been fully prepared for the gov- j
ernment’s act by publications of the I
Commercial Treaty association and i
the Central European Industrial league |
and articles in the principal financial
periodicals written by persons in affil- i
iation with the ministry of the inter- >
ior, although the news is not yet pub- j
lished here.
Washington has not yet replied to
Germany’s proposal.
WASHINGTON—It is admitted at
the State department that pourparlers
have been in progress for the last
three months between the American
embassy at Berlin and the German
foreign office respecting the effect up
on the existing reciprocity agreement
America and Germany of the opera
tion of the new trade treaties conclud
ed between Germany on the one side
and Belgium, Italy, Austria-Hungary,
Roumania, Russia, Switzerland and
Servia on the other, but so far Am
bassador Tower has not notified the
department that the German govern
ment has decided to terminate the
existing agreement. The effect of a
formal declaration of that kind would
be very serious it is feared.
Trouble Alto at Medina.
ceived here from Hodeida say the re
volutionists have surrounded the town
of Manakha, an important strategical
position between Hodeida and Sanaa.
Disturbances have broken out among
the Turkish troops at Medina be
cause the only food the men received
consisted of biscuits. A caravan of
Egyptian pilgrims returning from
Mecca was attacked recently by nu
merous bands of Arabs near Yambo.
Araba. 125 miles from Medina. Seven
teen Egyptian soldiers escorting the
pilgrims were killed.
Union Pacific Line Open.
RAWLINS, Wvo.—After forty-eight
hours of herculean work, the Union
Pacific completed the construction of
three bridges and a track around Ed
son mountain, where the big rock
slide occurred last Sunday, and two
passenger trains which had been held
at Rawdins and Laramie were sent on
their way.
Agreements Are Made.
WASHINGTON—The Canadian gov
ernment has practically concluded ne
gotiations which have been pending
for a time looking to a reciprocal ex
emption of vessels for inspection by
both the United States and the Can
adian governments. A similar arrange
ment has been made with Great Brit
ain and the formal acceptance of the
terms by the British board of trade
is expected in a few days.
President Kills Bin Game.
President Roosevelt’s hunting trip has
been crowned with success, far be
yond his expectations or those of the
most sanguine of his guides. Three
bears were killed by the party Tues
day and two Monday, one by the pres
ident and one by Dr. Lambert. P. B.
Stewart of Colorado Springs, one of
the president’s hunting companions,
arrived here, accompanied by Courier
Chapman. They brought the story of
the hunt. The killing of the three
bears was telephoned to them.
Local Probe for Beef Trust.
OMAHA—Subpoenas have been is
sued for all the cattle and hog buyers
of South Omaha to appear before the
federal grand jury on May 8, in this
eity, with a view to securing testi
mony for the beef trust investigation.
The number of subpoenas is approxi
mately fifty. Both the United States
district attorney’s and the United
States marshal’s office are reticent as
to the specific parties summoned, but
^either deny nor affirm the report.
President of the Institution Goes
MILWAUKEE—Frank G. Bigelow,
until now president of the First Na
tional bank of Milwaukee, was arrest
ed charged with the embezzlement of
over $100,000 of the bank’s funds. The
arrest of Mr. Bigelaw followed his con
fession to the board of directors of
the bank that he was a dafaulter to
the extent of $1,450,000. Following Mr.
Bigelow’s confession he was removed
from the presidency of the bank and
the facts in the the case were laid be
fore the federal authorities.
The complaint was sworn to by
United States District Attorney H. K.
Butterfield. It charges that Bigelow, as
president of the First National bank,
embezzled a sum exceeding $100,000.
A complaint anti warrant identical
with those in Bigelow's case were
made out to Henry G. Goll, assistant
cashier of the bank, but Goll could
not be found up to 7 o’clock last
night. President Bigelow was taken
before United States Commissioner
Bloodgood. He waived hearing and was
held to the federal grand jury under
$-5,000 bond. Dr. Horace N. Brown
and Arthur N. McGeoch certified as
sureties and Mr. Bigelow was re
leased. The next federal grand jury
lias not yet been summoned, but it is
expected it will meet some time next
President Bigelow's confession was
made at a special meeting of the
hoard of directors, held Saturday even
ing and continued Monday. In address
ing his fellow directors President
Bigelow said he had a painful state
ment to make—a confession that he
had misdirected the funds of the bank
and that an examination of his books
and a comparison of figures would
show that he was indebted to the hank
to the amount of over $1,450,000. This
money, he said, had been lost in spec
ulation in wheat and stocks. Not a
dollar of it could be recovered and the
only sum he could offer toward re
compensing the bank were personal
securities valued at approximately
The confession of President Bigelow
astounded the directors of the bank.
Mr. Bigelow had been recognized as
one of the foremost financiers of the
northwest. He has been associated
with the bank in various capacities for
more than fifteen years and his busi
ness connections—trust companies,
manufacturing concerns, real estate
deals an dother .similar .ventures—
number scores. He was honored a year
ago by election to the presidency of
the American Bankers’ association and
by its members was looked upon as a
leader in financial matters.
In making his statement to the di
rectors of the bank. Mr. Bigelow said
ho had become involved in speculation
several months ago. This was on Wall
street. More recently he had been a
persistent bull in the wheat market,
and recent loss there had added to
heavy reverses on Wall street.
Evident That He Will Not Proceed
Until Reinforced.
TOKIO—The movements of the
squadron commanded by Admiral Ro
jestvensky and the intentions of the
Russian commander continue to be the
subject of general interest and spec
The last Japanese reports are c®n
flicting and confusing. They do not in
dicate definitely the purposes of Ro
jestvenskv. hut it is evidently the in
tention of the Russian admiral to
await a junction with the division
commanded by Admiral Nebogatoff,
which increases the probability of his
intention of giving Admiral Togo a
decisive battle.
It is assumed that Kojestvensky
will bring all the ships and guns pos
sible into action if he intends to fight
decisively, or that he will detach and
abandon his slow, cumbersome and
useless ships if he intends to run the
gauntlet to Vladivostok. It is believed
that the location and date of the en
gagement will depend entirely on Ro
Russian Force Attacks Advanced
Cavalry Position Near Kaiyuan.
TOKIO—Th° following announce
ment was made today:
On April 24, a Russian force con
sisting of five battalions of infantry,
sixteen squadrons of cavalry and one
battery of artillery, in pressing our
advanced cavalry attacked them in
the vicinity of Kaiyuan. Our Kaiyuan
force attacked the Russians in return,
defeated and pursued them north to
Meinhauchieh. Our casualties were
38. The enemy left about 200 dead on
i the field.
Two other Russian forces, one con
sisting of six battalions of infantry
and sixteen squadrons of cavalry, the
other of twelve squadrons of cavalry
and one battery of artillery attacked
| Changtu and Siaotatzu. respectively,
but retreated north when the other
Russian force was defeated at Kai
| yuan.
Merger Bill Is Vetoed.
DENVER—Governor McDonald on
Friday vetoed the railroad merger ex
pansion bill passed at the late session
of the legislature, the purpose of
which, as represented, was to enable
the Colorado & Southern Railway
company to extend its lines to tho
Gulf of Mexico and in other directions.
There has been a biter fight over this
measure between two factions of the
republican party and it was an im
portant factor in the gubernatorial
contest between Peabody and Adams
last fall.
General Daggett Quits Nebraska.
WASHINGTON—Brigadier General
Aaren S. Daggett, U. S. A., retired, at
his own request, is relieved from fur
ther duty wTith the organized militia
of Nebraska.
Sign of Bad Weather.
Distant sounds distinctly heard fore
bode no good weatner. If the sun
“draws up water” it will rain. The
pitcher sweating and the teakettle
boiling dry also indicate rain. Cob
wrebs thickly spread upon the 'jras*
are an indication of fair weather.
Tragedy Occurs at Fort Douglas, Near
Salt Lake City, Utah.—Raibourn
Had Sent Resignation, But it Had
Not Been Accepted.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah—Captain
W. A. Raibourn, Twenty-ninth infan
try, U. S. A., committed suicide at
Fort Douglas early Sunday after mak
ing a murderous assault on Lieutenant
William H. Point, also of the Twenty
ninth infantry. Point was shot twice
by his superior officer, one bullet pene
trating his left thigh anil another in
flicting a deep flesh wound in his right
leg. After Lieutenant Point had fall
en, Captain Raibourn turned his re
volver upon himself, sending a bullet
into his head about three inches be
hind his right ear. He died almost in
Captain Raibourn had been drink
ing heavily, and the tragedy was the
outgrowth of his arrest on Tuesday
last on a charge of drunkenness.
On Tuesday of last week Captain
Raibourn was appointed officer of the
day at Fort Douglas, but failed to re
port for duty and was absent in the
city twenty hours without leave. He
was arrested the following day, but
was given the privileges of the fort
under orders not to leave the grounds.
On Saturday evening Captain Rai
bourn broke the parole and came to
the city. Lieutenant Point, who was
sent after him with an ambulance,
found him in a Main street saloon and
he was returned to Fort Douglas un
der arrest. He was ordered to remain
in his quarters.
Lieutenant Point’s quarters are
about two doors from those which
Captain Raibourn occupied. The lieu
tenant had just stepped out of doors
early Sunday, when Captain Raibourn
appeared, carrying a heavy 45-calibre
revolver. His manner was threatening
and Point said: “Now. captain, don’t
do anything foolish." Raibourn made
no reply, but immediately began shoot
ing. When other officers and soldiers ■
ran out after hearing the shots. Cap
tain Raibourn lay dead and Lieutenant !
Point lay in front of his quarters. He
is said to be resting well. Raiboum’s
body was embalmed at the post hos
pital and Monday it will he shipped to
Oakland City, Ind., where his mother
and two sisters reside. He has a
brother in Chicago.
Captain Raibourn had sought to
avoid a court-martial and had for- i
warded to Washington his resignation ;
from the army.
It had not been accepted and it was
supposed that a trial by court-martial
awaited him. Worry over the prob
ability of a dishonorable discharge
from the army and dissipation are be
lieved to have unbalanced his mind.
Captain Raibourn. who was 35 years J
old and unmarried, enlisted in the j
army as a private and had worked his
way up from the ranks. Captain Rai
bourn and Lieutenant Point had
served together in the Philippines and
were firm friends.
WASHINGTON—Captain Raibourn
was a native of Indiana, where he was
Porn in 1869. He served more than
three years in the ranks before being
appointed to the army as second lieu
tenant of the Fourth infantry on Octo
ber 31, 1894. He has been with the
Twentyninth infantry since May, 1901.
Lieutenant Point, the officer wounded,
was a native of New Jersey, where he
was born in 1876 and was appointed to
the army from Iowa. He also rose
from the ranks, having enlisted in the
First cavalry in August. 1893. He was
an officer in the Fifty-first. Iowa regi
ment in the Spanish-American war.
Plans Perfected For a Decisive
SAIGON, Cochin-China— Advices
just received'from Kamranh bay say
that twenty Japanese warships passed
the bay between 8 and 9 o’clock on
the evening of April 23.
Two ships, loaded with rice from
Saigon and bound for Japan, have
been captured by ships belonging to
the Russian squadron.
Russian officers are reported to have
declared that Admiral Rojestvensky is
determined to fight Admiral Togo and
will endeavor to vanquish the Japa
nese squadron or sink with it. Admiral
Rojestvensky has given every detail of
the coming conflict his particular at
tention. Togo’s flagship will be his ob
jective, according to a special.
More firing at sea was heard at
Kamranh bay Sunday morning. The
reports were extremely faint.
The statements that the crew of the
Russian protected cruiser Diana joined
Admiral Rojestvensky’s squadron are
again pronounced absolutely unfound
ed. On the contrary, while the Diana
has been interned, the most minute
precautions have been taken to pre
vent the slightest breach of neutrality.
With the exception of Dr. Storm, who
was invalided to Russia, one non-com
missioned officer who died and two
sailors who were invalided, the crew
remains the same. The commander of
the Diana has been given his parole
and reports daily to the French com
mandant. All the essential parts of
the Diana’s machinery are on board
the French battleship Reboutable.
President Gets Bob Cat.
Courrier Elmer Chapman arrived here
Sunday from Camp Roosevelt. The
president’s hunting party had an un
successful day Saturday, bagging
only one bob cat. The hunters are not
fully decided on the question of mov
ing the camp. The game is so plenti
ful on West Divide creek that they
may remain there for the balance of
their stay in the mountains, though
they had been planning to go to the
head of Garfield creek, about fifteen
miles from here, early in the week.
The Sum of $10,000,000 to a Worthy
NEW YORK—A gift of $10,000,000
by Andrew Carnegie, to provide an
nuities for college professors who are
not able to continue in active service,
was announced by Frank A. Vander
lip, vice president of the National City
bank of New York. Professors in the
United States, Canada and Newfound
land will share in the distribution of
the income of the fund. United States
Steel corporation 5 per cent first
mortgage bonds for $10,000,000 have
been transferred to a board of
trustees and steps will be taken at
once to organize a corporation to re
ceive the donation. Dr. Pritchett,
president of the Massachusetts Insti
tute of Technology and Mr. Vanderlip
have been selected by Mr. Carnegie
to obtain data on the subject to be
presented at the first meeting of the
board of trustees which will take
place on November 15.
Mr. Carnegie’s letter to the trustees
is dated April 10, and is as follows:
“I have reached the conclusion that
the least rewarded of all the profes
sions is that of the teacher in our
higher educational institutions. New
York City, generally, and wisely, pro
vides retiring pensions for teachers in
her paiblic schools, and also for a po
liceman. Few’, indeed, of our colleges
are able to do so. The consequences
are grievous. Able men hesitate to
adopt teaching as a career, and many
old professors whose places should be
occupied by younger men cannot be
“I have, therefore, transferred to
you and your successors as trustees,
$10,000,000 5 per cent, first mortgage
bonds of the United States Steel cor
poration. the revenue from which is
to provide retiring pensions for the
teachers of universities, colleges and
technical schools in our own country,
Canada and Newfoundland, under such
conditions as you may adopt from
time to time. Expert calculations show
that the revenue will be ample for
the purpose.”
Federal Court Restrains Strikers From
Interfering with Employers’ Teams.
CHICAGO—For the first time since
the strike of the American Railway
union in 1894, the government of the
United States has been made a party
to the labor troubles in this city. The
government was brought into the
teamsters’ strike by the issuance of
an injunction by Judge C. C. Kholsaat
of the United States circuit court. The
writ was asked on behalf of the Em
ployers’ Teaming company on the
grounds that the organization is in
corporated under the laws of West
Virginia, and is therefore under the
protection of the federal court. The
order commands that all defendants
refrain from any interference with
the business of the Employers’ Team
ing company and commands the strik
ers to refrain from picketing, massing
on the streets, with intent to inter
fere with the wagons of the complain
ant and from interfering in any man
ner with non-union men in its employ.
As soon as issued copies of the in
junction were printed in large cards,
and two of these were attached to
every wagon of the Employers’ Team
ing company which went upon the
streets. The injunction exerted a pa
cifying influence and there was less
rioting in the streets than Thursday.
A thunderstorm, which continued dur
ing the latter part of the afternoon
and through the evening, also lent ma
terial assistance in keeping the
streets clear.
E. S. Benson Appointed Auditor on the
WASHINGTON — The executive
committee of the Panama Railway
company has decided to reduce the
rate charged for the transportation of
the employes of the isthmian canal
oetween New York and Colon, from
$25 to $20.
Chairman Shonts has appointed E.
S. Benson, general auditor of the isth
mian eanal affairs and of the Panama
Railroad company. Mr. Benson is a
native of Massachusetts and com
menced his railroad career on the Chi
cago. Burlington & Quincy, in 1871.
He was fo** ten years auditor of the
Oregon Railway and Navigation com
pany. but more recently has been sta
tioned at Houston. Texas, as auditor
in general charge of the accounts of
the Southern Pacific lines in Texas.
Body of Venerable Actor Laid to Rest
After Imoressive Service.
BUZZARDS BAY, Mass.—Following
services that were impressive in their
simplicity and suggestive of the char
acter of the distinguished actor, the
body of Joseph Jefferson was Sunday
laid away at the Bay View cemetery
in Sandwich, within walking distance
of the cottages of many of his Cape
Cod friends.
Mr. Jefferson’s five sons, a score of
intimate friends and 100 or more vil
lagers gathered about the open grave
while the commitment service was
read, then all withdrew with the ex
ception of Charles B. Jefferson, who
watched the casket as it was lowered
to its final resting place.
At night a police officer remained at
the grave and this guard will be con
tinued for several days.
Minister Gets Promotion.
MEXICO CITY—It is reported that
Senor Zenit, Mexican minister to Aus
tria, will be promoted to the Mexi
can ambassadorship at Washington.
Union Pacific Motor Gar.
CHICAGO, 111.—G. H. Groce, super
intendent of telegraph of the Illinois
Central railroad, returned to Chicago
from Omaha, Neb., where he was sent
by the executive officers of the com
pany to investigate the new gasoline
motor car of the Union Pacific rail
road. Mr. Groce submitted his re
port to General Manager Rawn, In
which he says the car is the first prac
tical gasoline motor to be assembled.
It recommends that the Illinois Cen
tral make an appropiatlon for a car
on a similar line.
Stricken on the Train When En Route
from Boston, on Way to Washing
ton.—He Passes Away Apparently
Without Pain.
WASHINGTON—General Fitzhugh
Lee, U. S. A., retired, and one of Vir
ginia’s foremost sons, died at the
Providence hospital here Friday night
from an attack of apoplexy, which he
suffered early in the morning on a
train while en route from Boston to
Washington. After General Lee had
been removed to the hospital it was
evident to the physicians that his case
was a very serious one, but they
hoped that his vitality and will power
would assist materially in a partial
recovery at least from the attack. His
condition remained fair considering
the severity of the attack during the
day, but shortly after 9 o’clock he be
gan to grow weaker, his breathing be
came more rapid and his pulse lower,
terminating in less than two hours in
death. The end was peaceful and with
out pain, the general remaining con
scious until within five minutes of the'
end. Half an hour before death Gen
eral Lee recognized his brother, Daniel
Lee. who came into the room for a
In the room when he died were Dr.
Montgomery, one of the physicians at
the hospital; Mrs. Dorsey, a relative,
and a nurse, two of the attending
physicians. Drs. Edie and Kean, hav
ing retired temporarily. A pathetic
feature of the case is that although
General Lee was blessed with a fam
ily consisting of a wife and five chil
dren, not one of them were with him
at the time of his death. The general
was fi8 years of age.
General Lee was conscious through
out the day and recognized those who
were about the sick room. Necessar
ily these were very few persons and
included the atending physicians, the
nurses and several relatives who came
to visit him. While not suffering any
pain the general was rather uncom
fortable most of the time, his breath
ing being difficult and his articula
tion when he attempted to speak be
ing heavy and thick. The orders of
Lieutenant. George Lee. a son who was
about to sail for the Philippines, has
been changed and he will come V)
Washington and it is expected will be
accompanied by his .sister, the wife of
Lieutenant Brown, who also is now on
the Pacific coast and whose orders
were issued directing him to sail with
his regiment for the Philippines.
The end of General Lee's illness
was a shock to his numerous friends
in Washington. This was evidenced
by the numerous inquiries made dur
ing the day and evening. His heart
and soul has been in the work of the
Jamestown exposition and he labored
zealously to make it a success.
Former Omaha Man to Discuss Rail
road Rate Regulation.
WASHINGTON—E. P. Vining. who
was for a number of years head of
the traffic department of the Union
Pacific, and looked upon as one of
the strongest railroad men in the
country, will appear before the sen
ate committee on interstate commerce
next week at the personal instance of
Senator Millard.
Mr. Vining is at present residing in
Boston, having retired from the rail
way service. Senator Millard, know
ing of the ability of Mr. Vining as a
traffic man, felt that the testimony
such a man might give will be of in
calculable benefit not only to the com
mittee, but to the country at large
the senator began a systematic in
quiry as to Mr. Vining’s whereabouts
and finally located him in Boston
Chairman Elkins sent a request to the
former traffic manager of the Unior
Pacific to appear before the commit
tee and the request was cordially ac
cepted. Mr. Vining is out of the rail
way business and it is thought that
his testimony will have great weight
with the committee.
Receiver Takes Possession of Resi
MILWAUKEE—Bitterness was add
ed to his already overflowing cup
when Frank G. Bigelow, the default
ing hanker, was obliged to leave his
palatial home on Astor street, it hav
ing been taken possession of bv the
Wisconsin Trust and Security com
pany as receiver for the Bigelow es
tate. Mr. Bigelow, with his family, tak-'
ing little save their personal effects,
went to the home of his son, Gordon
Bigelow, 490 Marshall street, where
they will make their home for the
time being.
The supple mentarv schedule of lia
bilities and assets to Mr. Bigelow’s
petition in bankruptcy will probably
not be filed before a week or ten days.
Chinaman Commits Suicide.
KANSAS CITY. Mo.—Joe Ott, a
Chinese merchant of this city, com
mitted suicide Sunday by chewing
gum opium, having become despond
ent over heavy losses as a result of
betting on horse races. Ott became
fascinated with race horse gambling
during the meeting at Elm Ridge a
year ago and since that time he had
dissipated his entire fortune of $5,000.
He lost $2,000. all he had left, last
week. When found by a policeman,
Ott was lying on a gaily colored
blanket of fine texture.
“City Department" Day.
DETROIT, Mich.—“The City De
partment” was the*subject of discus
sion at the first session of the Ameri
can committee federated with the
World’s Young Women’s Christian as
sociation. A number of recommenda
tions made by the committee for im
provement of city work were discuss
ed and acted upon by delegates. Four
group prayer circles preceded the
business meetings, and at its cou'-’u
sion an hour was devoted to a bible
work discussion by Dr. Peardsley of
th Hartford Theological seminary.
Joseph Jones, vice president of the
bank of Utica, died last week.
Over 500 Lincoln people left last
week for the beet fields of Colorado.
A debate took place at Beatrice be
tween representatives of the High
schools of that city and Lincoln.
The Soldiers’ Home at Grand Is
land was inspected last week by the
state board of public lands and build
Amos Burnett, an old veteran of
Plattsmmith, is to be furnished a home
in the National Soldiers’ Home at
Leavenworth, Kan.
George Westgate of York county
has returned from Kentucky with a
carload of driving horses which he will
dispose of in this state.
The o.ffering in the Methodist
church at Osceola on Easter Sunday
for the missionary cause was $451.33,
about double that of last year.
William Chatten pleaded guilty be
fore Judge Taylor at York for the kill
ing of four wild ducks. He was given
the regular fine of $5 for each bird.
Earl Terwillerger, a farmer, living
one mile south of Bee. accidentally
shot himself through the hand while
handling a target rifle. The wound is
not serious.
Mrs. Mary Wagner of Gage county
was adjudged insane and ordered
taken to the asylum. The woman is
but 34 years of age and the mother of
four children.
The date for the annual high school
fete at the State university has been
set for May 19. It is expected that
representatives from high schools all
over the state will be present.
Games Warden Carter has received
word from a special deputy in York
county that William Chottin and
Grover Denbo were arrested with four
teen ducks in their possession. Chot
tin, the elder of the two, was fined
$20 and costs, while the younger, who
■was a mere boy, was given his free
A $90 deficiency item allowed the
state banking board has been left out of
one of the appropriation bills passed
at the last session of the legislature
and as a result the board will be kept
out of the money for another two
years. The error is due to the negli
gence of the enrolling and engrossing
clerks. The item cannot be paid for
two years.
Word reached Beatrice that A. N.
Brenneman. a former printer of that
city, but who is now living at Bartels
ville, Mo., stating that he has been
awarded a special prize of $6,000 in a
guessing contest. The guessing was on
.the total paid attendance at the
World's fair. Brenneman’s guess was
12,804,635. just nine short of the actual
paid number.
During the recent heavy rains near l
Mason City W. Z. Amsberry had two
cows drowned. W. D. Amsberry had
three calves, eleven pigs and seventy
five chickens drowned. George M11I
vaney last two horses, which floated
away. The approaches to every bridge
within five miles of Mason City are
damaged and at least three bridges
have been washed from their founda
Believing that Mrs. Lena Margaret
Billie has been unjustly condemned to
life imprisonent for the murder of her
husband, her friends are planning a
series of petitions which will be cir
culated among the members of the
women's clubs in all parts of the
United States asking for her release.
When these are signed they will be
presented to Governor Mickey asking
him for clemency.
The building by the Great Northern
of the Sioux City-Ashland cut off has
stirred up considerable interest in
Northwestern railroad circles. The
Northwestern regards the proposed
new line as an invasion of its terri
tory and there is much talk of the
construction of a road from Hooper to
Oakland to connect with the Omaha
road, thus making a short line for the
system between Lincoln and Sioux
Lester C. Winterton. who was a for
mer Seward boy. met his death hv ac
cident. in Egypt while employed as an
expert prospective driller for a ma
chinery company of Chicago. He is
buried near the third cataract of the
Nile river in Egypt. Of eight men sent
to the gold coast of west Africa, he
was the only one alive at the end of
the year of their going. He was 36
years of age and was married last No
Department Commander Herman
Bross in his Memorial day order, just
promulgated, calls attention to the
law enacted by the late legislature to
prohibit baseball playing and house
racing and such forms of amusement
on Memorial day and fixing a penalty
for violation thereof. As a matter of
fact, that law will not apply this year
and therefore there can be no viola
tion of it. It was passed without the
emergency clause and therefore does
not. go into effect until July 1.
Mrs. Pauline Anderson of York was
found dead in her bed. She was living
alone and the neighbors not seeing
her during the day, thought something
was wrong, broke into the house and
found her. Death was supposed to
have come from heart trouble.
City Engineer Campen of Lincoln
has made an examination of the gaso
line engines recently built in Omaha
and now at Grand Island. He has
made a favorable rep,, t to the Citi
zens’ Railway comnany, which con
cern is investigating the gasoline mo
tive power for a local street railway
Because John Hergenroeder has
been expelled from the Salem Congre
gational church of Lincoln, the pas
gational church of Lincoln, the pas
tor, Rev. Andrew SufTa, fears that the
church will be burned, according to a
complaint filed in the police court.
The member® of the Congregational
church at ion gave an elaborate
banquet the Woodmen hall in honor
of t’’<» thirty-third anniversary of the
r sanizatian of the church in Albion.
About 200 people were served. Splen
did toasts were given and responded
to by several of the prominent people
In the church.
Recent Legislative Enactment Will
Go Into Effect July 1st.
LINCOLN'—After July 1 a whole
sale slaughter of coyotes, wild cats
and wolves is likely to be carried on
in Nebraska as a result of the new
wild animal bounty law which was
passed by the last session of the legis
lature. An appropriation of $10,000
was made by the legislature to pay
the state bounties on wolves, coyotes
and wild cats. Western stockmen
claim that wild animals have greatly
I increased on the prairies since the re
peal of the old law in 1903 and that
the apitropriation will probably be ex
hausted on gray wolves alone. They
estimate that at least $30,000 worth
of county claims will be made in the
next two years.
The bill was introduced by Repre
sentative Douglas of Rook county, at
the request of the sheep and cattle
men of Western Nebraska. No emer
gency clause' was attached, and so the
bill will not go into effect until July
1. The measure provides that any
person in the state who kills any
wolves, wild cats or coyotes and who
presents the scalps, with the two ears
and the face down to the nose, to the
county clerk of the county in which
the animals were killed, making oath
thereto, shall receive bounties as fol
lows: Five dollars for every large gray*
or buffalo wolf killed; $1.25 for every
common prairie wolf or coyote and $1
for every wild cat.
The county clerk must issue to the
persons certificates of bounties, and
when these certificates are filed with
the auditor of public accounts the au
ditor must draw his warrant on the
state treasury against the general
fund. The county clerk, after giving
the person a certificate of the num
ber and kind of scalps accepted by
him for bounty, must deface the
scalps by cutting them into two parts
so as to separate the two ears and he
must keep a record of the number and
kind by him destroyed.
If any person drives, baits, entices
or brings any such animals into the
state from outside for the purpose of
procuring bounties on them he shall
be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor
and may be fined not less than $25
nor more than $100 for each such of
Rumor Burlington Assessment Will
Be Reduced.
LINCOLN—Will the state board of
equalization lower the assessed valu
ation of the Burlington railroad 25
per cent?
Rumors are in circulation that the
figures will be reduced at the coming
meeting of the state board. For more
than a year the influences looking to
ward a reduction of taxation have
jbeen at work and the corporation
! lobbies at the capital expect to see
some results.
The Union Pacific and the North
western fear a raise, but it has been
stated that these apprehensions are ill
founded. It has leaked out that the
figures will not be increased and the
valuation of the Northwestern may be
A number of reports are still to he
filed. The report of the Union Pacific
is complete in every detail. Data is
lacking in nearly all the other reports.
Think Peach Crop a Failure.
fruit-growers of this county have re
cently made an examination of peach
buds and found a number that looked
as if they were alive, but upon putting
them to the test of a powerful miscro
scope the fact developed that in al
most every case the buds that had a
thrifty appearance were really in the
germ. This wrould indicate that the
peach crop for the coming year is in
all probability a failure.
By-Laws Are Missing.
LINCOLN—State Auditor Searle
said that the by-laws of the Royal
Highlanders, a fraternal order with
headquarters at Aurora, Neb., were
missing from his files and could not
be found. The deputies are puzzled
over the matter and much anxiety
White Collie for Mr. Bryan.
STELLA—W. B. Williams, an ex
tensive breeder and shipper of Scotch
collie dogs, shipped a pure white one
to William Jennings Bryan. This is
the first pure white collie Mr. Wil
liams has ever raised.
Congressional Convention.
The First district congressional
convention will be held at Falls City
June 1st. The basis of representation
will be one delegate at large for each
county and one delegate for each 100
votes cast for Burkett for congress.
Firebugs have been operating at
Broken Bow.
BROKEN BOW—F. M. Currie, for
mer state senator from this district,
has purchased J. E. Adamson’s inter
est in the Central Telephone com
* which, outside of a few shares,
includes the whole plant. This pur
chase i3 subject to an option held by
the Co-operative Telephone company,
which expires June 1. of this year.
The purchase price, as offered to the
latter company, was $31,000. If they
do not raise the necessary amount of
funds by that time, Mr. Currie will
immediately commence making im
Militia Equipment Missing.
WEST POINT—Captain J. C. El
liott. the commanding officer of the
\\ est Point Rifles, just mustered out,
is having considerable trouble in lo
cating the missing equipments belong
ing to the company, now in the pos
session of delinquent members. He
proposes to use the full power of the
civil and military law to secure a re
turn of the government property. It is
believed that a large quantity of the
clothing has been worn out or lost by
the members and interesting develop
ments are looked for.