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About The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923 | View Entire Issue (March 25, 1904)
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AHCH 25, 1904.
leged to bo in arrears for water for four years
and has mado no provision to pay tho amount
claimed, which Is fixed at $21,000. Tho town, hav
ing a population of 5,500 pooplo, was without wa
tor for sevoral hours.
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, u6ulul.uwo KUdyivyuu m mu ,ii carriage lac-
Btories at Rochester, N. Y., are on a strike. They
Riuajvu u, uuuiuua lor u nours a day ana ten per cent
muvance in wages, aeven hundred men are out.
Holy Rosarv Acadomv. mnlntnlTipn lv Urn
iDominican sisters in Essexvnin tuiMi wna rin
ietroyed by fire, entailing a loss of $26,006. Sevoral
rwl mo moujia wero injured wmie endeavoring to
St. Louis fair authorities nnnminnn ffmf tliav
twill have a Women's Hall of Fame. It will be
established in the Wnmpn'a Rmiriina- n MiA
eWorld's Fair grounds.
John E. Madden of Lexincton. ICv.. rp.ppntlv
purchased the farm of James C. McCann, paying
jmd.uuu ror eignty acres. Mr. Madden declares that
he did not want the land, but that he purchased
it because it contained a never-failing spring of
water adjacent to his own farm.
Col. Jacob J, DeForest, who was intimately
associated, with the abolition movement prior to
the civil war, died at Rotterdam, N. Y., aged 83.
The French steamer Pro Patria, bound for
Halifax, Is reported to have been lost at sea. The
.vessel carried 60 passengers.
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s died at his home in Rawlins, Wyo.
ivirs. .vuam uurte uiea at ucciterviiie, ivncn.,
aged 111 years.
John B. O'Hara. associate editor of tho' Street
b Railway Journal, died at Rochester, N. Y., aged
Allen Rusk, the last or seven brothers of
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J. Rusk, was the youngest, died at Viroqua, Wis.,
aged 89 years.
London cablegrams announce that Balfour's
t ministry is apparently doomed.
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1 Assaults of citizens and intimidation of voters
at the democratic nrimarie? at St. LoniR are be
is me maae suujecis or an investigation ny uie erana
An Associated press dispatch from Pittsburg,
Pa., says: At the meeting of the steel pool here
E the price of steel bars was increased $1 all around.
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k isessemer susei uurs wuru uuvaucea lruin $d xo
$27 a ton, and open hearth from $28 to $29. The
ly increase in price has been expected during the past
tr two weeks, and a further advance is looked for
within a month.
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At L11U XLHUIU UIOLilUt UUIlgl USBlUUtti CUIIVUU-
tion held at Urbana, O., the Kansas City platform
was reaffirmed by a vote ol 111 to 83.
An Associated nress disnatch from Panama
Kfivn: Accordine to a deereo of the nonvpnt.lon
the monetary unit of the republic after December
31 next will ue xne goia aonar, same aenomina
tion and weight by law as the United States. The
silver currency now in circulation will be ex
changed at the rate of ?100 in gold for $225 in
silver. The decree is being greatly discussed.
St. Petersburg cahlesrams announce that
'President Roosevelt's recent proclamation regard
ing the observance of neutrality by all officials
and the abstention from either action or speech
which might cause irritation with either Japan or
Russia, has created a great Impression at the
A Np.w York disnatch from Tolcio savs: A
iJananesp woman at Takasakl. on learning: that
:her only son had-heen exempted from active ser
' vice on the ground that she was dependent upon
;hlg earnings, has committed suicide. In a letter
;she stated that she was ahout to kill herself in
'ordor that her sori mleht be free to fiuht for his
fatherland. Then she plunged a dagger into her
-liprt. withdraw!? the weanon. she handed It to
I her son, who immediately volunteered for active
A dispatch to the Denver News, under date of
Tellurlde. Colo., March 15, says: One hundred
members of the citizens' alliance, jafter a meeting
Jast night, armed with Winchesters and revolvers,
scoured the. town and took into custody between
seventy and eighty union men and sympathizers.
The captured men wore then marched to tho depot
and loaded into two coaches. As the special train
departed the citizens' alliance fired volleys of
shots into the air.
Arthur Xrreeloy, professor of biology at Wash
ington University, St. Louis, died at tho Jewish
hospital after an operation for appendicitis.'
The transport Sheridan has sailed from Ma
nila for San Francisco with 596 enlisted men of
tho Eleventh cavalry and a battalion of Philip
pine scouts, bound for tho St. Louis exposition.
The grand Jury which has been holding ses
sion at Milwaukee for six wooks, investigating ir
regularities in the municipal government, have re
turned a number of indictments.
Captain Robert Smith, widely known as com
mander of the whaleback passenger steamer Chris-'
topher Columbus, Is dead at the Chicago hospital
as the result of an operation for the removal of
an exophthalmic goitre.
Fire in tho Batsin oil field In Hardin county,
Texas, entailed a loss of $50,000.
Doctor James B. Sanford, speaker of the Colo-'
rado house of representatives, died at Denver,
aged 35 years.
Three persons were killed and eight others
were injured by the explosion of toy pistol caps
in a factory at Chicago, 111.
Governor Yardamann of Mississippi vetoed a
bill for an appropriation for the benefit of negro
education. The motion to pass the bill over the
governor's head was lost by a vote of 64 to 48, 72
votes being necessary.
An important comoination was recently ef
fected at New York. The Philadelphia Inquirer
says that the national board of fire insurance un
derwriters came to an agreement with 20 repre
sentative Insurance companies by which all fire in
surance companies In this country and all foreign
companies represented here will form a combine.
Uniform rates, says the Inquirer, are to be fixed
for the same class of risks in all cities, uniform
legislation in all states and cities is to be advo
cated and all technical work of all the companies
is hereafter to be done by a central board, in
stead of local state or city boards, as has been the
custom. Old insurance men state that this is tho
first time the companies have been able to agree
upon plans, although the subject has been fre
quently proposed. "Had we gotten together long
ago," said one of the leading Insurance men of
the city, "we would not now be seeing ,in average
ash heap of $150,000,000 every year in this coun
try." A special committee of seven was appointed
at the New York meeting to carry out the plans
and an assessment will be made upon each com
pany doing business in the country to make up
a fund of $100,000 annually to carry on the work.
The Inquirer quotes C. A. Heaman, chairman of
the local board of underwriters, as follows: "It
begins to look as if the dream of all insurance
men for years was about to be realized. The
combination of all companies for united action,
as agreed on in New York, is in no sense a trust.
It might be likened to a combination of all rail
roads to have the civil engineering throughout
the country planned by a central body. The com
mittee of seven appointed will now aid in carrying
out a series of regulations effecting the safety of
buildings throughout the country. Similar insti
tutions in all the cities will be rated the same, so
that the merchant in one city will kuow he is
faring the same as his rival in another city, if
their business places are similarly located. There
will still be use for local hoards in aiding in car-'
rying out tho work planned, but they will not be
left to their own resources as heretofore, hut will
be backed by a great power.1'
An Associated press cablegram, under date of
Dresden, March 16, says: Lieutenant von Krehn
has .been condemned by a court martial to four
months' imprisonment in a fortress for fighting
duels with his brother officers in defense of his
honor. His opponents, Lieutenants Bax, Thome
and Gerlach, were respoctlvely condemned to six,
fifteen and twenty-four months' imprisonment in
a fortress. All the officers belong to an artillery
regiment stationed at Pinna, Saxony. The pro
ceedings of the court martial were held behind
closed doors, in the intsrests of morality and the
The Rev. James Martin, a well-known Cum
berland Presbyterian clorgyman, died at Marshall,
Mo., aged 77 years.
An Associated press d'epatch, under date of
Boston, Mass., March 16, says: A superior court
jury today returned a verdict in favor of Rev. E.
A. Schell of Chicago, formerly general necrotary
of the Epworth league, in his suit for libel against
Dr. Charles Parkhurst, editor, and the Boston
Wesloyan association, publishers o Zion's Her
ald. Tho jury fixed damages at $24,000. Tho suit
arose over statements printed in Zion's Herald in
1899, regarding tho publication Ijy Rev. Schell in
collaboration with E. O. Excell, a composer of
Chicago, of a sacred song book for tho use of the
Epworth league. The alleged libel was contained
in statements that Rev. Schell was dishonest, and
t had Utilized his position in tho church for his
' personal gain. The defense was a general denial
of tho allegations, and a claim that tho published
statement was true and privileged.
The democratic state committee for Massa
chusetts has called tho democratic state conven
tion to meet at Boston, April 21.
Buffalo, N. Y, lithographers to the number of
800, having refused to sign tho agreement sub
mitted by their employers, have been locked out.
Chairman Hopkins has issued the call for the
Illinois democratic state convention to be held in
Springfield, June 14. The call provides for a con
vention of 1,342 delegates, of whom 491 shall bo
from Cook county.
Lord Milner, British high commissioner In
South Africa, has cancelled the permit granted to
William T. Stead, tho English writer, to travel in
South Africa, owing to the character of tho
speeches recently delivered by Mr. Stead.
The Grand Island .(Neb.) Democrat has au
thoritatively announced that Hon. William H.
Thompson of Grand Island, who was in 1902 the
democratic nominee for governor, will not accept
the nomination in 1904.
John F. Carroll of-Parkersburg, W. Va., a
geologist and author of standard work on geol
ogy, died at Waldron, Ark.
Jesse Spalding, one of the most "prominent
capitalists of Chicago, died at his home after a
long illness, duo to stomach troubles. Mr. Spald
ing was selected by President Harrison as govern
ment director of the Union Pacific railway.
An Associated press dispatch, under date of
New York, March 18, says: Twenty thousand
bricklayers and laborers and about 2,000 iron la
borers are on strike and unless a settlement can
be reached at a conference, the strike will prob
ably spread until about 100,000 men, are Involved.
The employers, considering it improbable that
any settlement will be reached, are preparing for
the strike, which they think will follow. Members
of other unions who will be out of work because
thoy cannot proceed with building without brick
layers, are said to be Indignant that the brick
layers should tie up the whole building industry.
Twenty-five hunured lithographers have struck
rather 'than be locked out They quit work when
they found that they must sign the arbitration
agreement or be discharged. The employers say
that fifty-five men have already signed the agree
ment and are ready to go to work, but tho offi
cers of the union declare positively that only six
teen men have signed.
The Harrodsburg, N. Y., Water company re
cently shut down its plant because the city is al-
Henry T. Thurber, the well-known attorney of
Detroit, Mich., who was private secretary to Pres
ident Cleveland during his second term, died
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