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THE HED CLOUD CHIEF.
STRONG INDIAN LAW.
CONGRESS EXPECTED TO
mil Ilrlnff Prepared In Cover nil Mat
tern Worknl Upon hy Hie llntvi- Com
mliiilon Tho Knil of the Flto Xntloiu
Will be the Itratttt.
WAbhinoto.v, Deo. 14. Tho tndlcn
tlons nre that thin Congress will pass
a general bill for tlio cnttro rehabill
Utlon of tho Indian territory. The
measures as now planned, will ombrnco
everything sought to bo nccoinpllRhcd
lw the past by tho Dawes Indian com
mission, which Is stilt negotiating with
the flvo civilized tribes, but which
will bo hero tills week to report tho
discouraging existing conditions.
Tho bill will cover all tlio questions
of citizenship, allotments of lands,
disposition of townsltcs, mineral hinds,
full Jurisdiction of tho United States
courts over tlio present reservations
and other matters bearing on tho ex
tinguishment of tribal organization.
Tho first steps In tlio matter have
been taken by thu Indian committees
of both tho .Senate mid House. It Is
undurstood that In a fev days thoro
will bo a Joint session of tho subcom
mittees, at which all theso matters
will bo gono over and significant steps
taken in tho way of settling tho prob
lems by congressional enactment. In
view of tho largo amount of work nec
essary to be done, however, it Is not
probable any bill can bo passed till
well toward tho end of tho session.
PRAYER FOR PRESIDENT
The tlllnd Chaplain of the Home lie
fen to Mother McKlnley' Dentil.
Washington, Deo, M. Tho blinn
chaplain of tho House, tho Kcv. Mr.
Cowdcn, in his Invocation to-day, said
of tho doath of tho President's mother:
"Mess tho ties and afTec tlons which
bind us together into families and na
tions, yea, which mako tho whole
world akin and especially tho tonder
chord of sympathy which brings us in
tho tltno of sorrow and grlof closor tc
Thco and to each other. Tho hearts
of 70,000,000 peoplo turn with ono no
cord to tho head of our nation to-day
and mlnglo their tears with tho tsars
In his time of borrow; and let Thy
blessing descend upon hitn, and may
tho sweet truth of tho religion which
fell from tho lips of his departed
mother comfort and strengthen him lu
AGENTS OF SPAIN HANGED
Short Shift for I'rnrn CommlMlonrrs
Cubans Hhow mi Mercy.
IIatana, Dec. 14. Not one of the
commissioners sent by General l'nndu
to different parts of tho Island with
instructions to negotiate with tho in
nrgonts for thoir acceptance of the
autonomy proposed by Spain havo re
turned, and this seems to confirm tho
report that some of them havo been
hanged by tho insurgents and others
have elected to remain with tho
enemy. It Is reported thnt Juan Del
gado, tho insurgent lender, hanged
the two commissioners who were sent
to him with peace propositions.
It Is ofllclally announced that tho
Spanish forces under General Pnndo
In the provlnco of Puerto Prlncipu
have been pushing tlio insurgent
leader, General Maximo Gomez, so
closely that he was obliged, with 200
men of his escort, to seek refuge, In
the woods and mountains of Lus Del
leas. PRICE DOWN HALF.
tUad4 Dollar Typewriter! Will
Thing of the Fait.
Chicago, Dec, M. Ileforo tho end oi
1808 the 1100 typewriter will havo gono
the way of the 9100 bicycle and havo
becomo as much a memory as tho J200
tewing machine of the '70s. Tho 8.10
machlno will take Its place. This, In
the opinion of typewriter manufactu
rers, dealers, and selling airenti, Is the
handwriting on tho trade wall ahead
of them, however much they may re
gret It, The typewriter trust, formed
In April, Is finding very dlfllcult the
attempt to maintain Its 1100 figure bo
rigidly held, for the last four and one
rears. WOMAN WINGS A BURGLAR
Wife of m Saeramtnlo Folic Ber
east Ihowi flereelt (load Shot.
Sacramento, Cal., Dee, 14. Early
esterday morning a burglar entered
the house of Sergeant of Police Me
Manus and was ransacking tho parlor
when Mrs. McMunus heard him,
plckod up a revolver from a table by
the bed and when tho burglar reached
the swinging doors leading from tho
parlor Into the room adjoining the
bedroom opened fire. Tho man
escaped, but tho trail of blood which
was left showed that tho wornun's aim
sv as good.
A neart Mow Vrovet Fatal.
Pa)T GnovB, Mo,, Doc. 14. Leu
Martin, colored, accused of stealing r.
pockotbook, fought with Tom Itutlcr
at church and cut a long gash in Hut
ler's arm. Later the fight was re
newed, when Ilutlcr struck Martin a
lieuvy blow over tho heart with a rock.
Martin is doad and Ilutlcr is in jail.
He Mlcht lie tho Murderer.
Omaha, Neb., Dec. 14. Charles ned
ricks, tho footpad caught here Satui
day night whllo holding up tho third
of his victims in two days, In sonic
respect tallies with tho description
of one of two footpads who
killed a victim in Kansas City suburb
two weeks aga Detective Dunn,
who gained a description of tho Kau
nas City robber when tliero Saturday,
suya this man's mannor is like that of
the ono wantrd tlinre. Photos and
measurements will bo sent to tho Kin
ase City police to-worrow.
Tot I'lnn of tlenree Wnnlilngton to
Again Co mo Iloforo Cnngreii.
Wahiii.noto.v, Dec. 14. Tho bill to
istablish tho University of tho United
States was introduced In both Houses
of Congress to-day. Tho bill In gen
sral terms provides for nn Institution
of the highest possible type, for tho
graduates of nccrcdltcd colleges and
universities only, with special refer
ence to tho work of orlglnul research
and investigation in nil important
fields of inquiry.
Tho government Is vested in a board
of regents und a university council.
Tho board of rcgonts embraces tho
President of tho United States, tho
Chief Justice of tho Supremo court of
tho United States, tho Commissioner
of Education, tho Secretary of tlio
Smithsonian Institution, the president
of thu National Academy of
Sciences, tho president of tho
National Educational association,
thu president of tlio university
and ulno other citizens to bo appoint
ed by thu President, by und with tho
ndvico and consent of the Senate. No
two of them shall bo from the samo
state. Tho university council is to
have Immediate charge of the work of
instruction, research and Investiga
tion. It consists of tho regents and
twolvo other inembors, to ba appoint
ed by them from among eminent edu
cators, with a like impartial distribu
tion. Tho present bill is tho outgrowth of
tnoro than 100 years of agitation. Tho
thought of a National university first
eamo to Washington while command
ing tlio Itevoliillonnry army. Subse
quently, us President, he repeatedly
urged its establishment, and in his
Inst will and testament left S2.1.000 In
stocks ns a first endowment, tlio inter
est to bo compounded. Had Congress
.fostered tho plan this sum would now
bo nearly 85,000,000. Tlio idea thus
cherished by tho Father of His Coun
try wns also indorsed by Presidents
John Adams. Jefferson, Madison, Mon
roe, John Quincy Adams and Jackson,
nud in more rocjnt years, by Presi
dents Grant and Hayes. During ull
this tlmo tho measure wns advocated
by men tho most distinguished for
learning and statesmanship, but, ow
ing to tho lack of organized effort,
nothing practical was accomplished.
tlother McKlnley Mill lie Hurled From
Her Ohl Church.
Canton, Ohio, Dec. 14. Tho funeral
of Mrs. Nancy Allison McKlnley,
mother of tho President, who died
quietly early yesterday morning, will
be held in the First Methodist Episco
pal church at 1 o'clock to-morrow af
ternoon, nnd interment will follow In
West Lawn cemetery. In tho ovcu
lng President McKlnley und wlfo and
ofllcials from Wnshlngton who will
attend tho funeral will leave for the
It was nt first thought by tho fam
ily that tho services should bo of a
tnoro private nature, held at tho old
homestead. It was learned, however,
through tho pastor of Mrs. McKlnley's
church und members of tho congrega
tion, us well ns from other friends,
that tho number of friends who de
sired to pay their last trlbuto of re
spect to tho beloved womun by attend
ing tho obsequies, could not bo accom
modated with such arruugements.
and church services were decided
upon. Tho services will be short and
simple, consisting of words of com
fort uud eulogy by tho nOlclatlng
clergyman, and tho singing of favorite
hymns by the choir.
Pallbearers havo been selected from
among the older members of the
church nnd those who have for years
been closo neighbors of tho deceased.
They aro: Judge William R. Day,
Hon. William A. Lynch, Former Mayor
R. A. Cassldy, I. I. Miller, W. W.
Clark, Judgo T. J. McCarty, David
Zollars and Former Mayor John F.
MO HOPE FOR CARR.
Governor Stephens Decline! to Interfere
for the Child Mnrderer.
JKrricnBON City, Mo., Dec. 14. Rev.
Lee Ewlng of Liberty, Ma, had an in
terview with Governor Stephens yester
day afternoon. Mr. Ewlng presented
a petition signed by many prominent
citizens of Liberty, asking that a
respite of sixty or ninety days be
granted to William Carr, the con
demned child murderer. They did not
ask a commutation of tho death sen
tence, but simply a respite or stay of
execution. The governor declined to
Profeiior llrnoks Bee Bunipote.
Ghnkva, N. Y., Doc. 14. Professor
William It. llrooks of Smith observa
tory reports tho observation of a groat
group of sun spots npprnuchlng tho
center of tho sun's disc. Thu group is
vlslblo to tho nuked eye through
smoked glass, nnd may bo woll do
fined with small telescopes. Measure
ments made by Professor 11 rook I show
this vast solar disturbance to bo H0,
000 miles In length.
llulf Itutr far tho Holidays.
Tho Missouri Pnellle will noil tickets
ut one fare furtho round trip to points
within 200 miles on December '-'4, 25, 31
nnd .1 unitary 1st. Tickets good to re
turn until January 4th.
F.'l). Coiinkm., C. P. & T. A.
A German Fjrraer Mat Crimea
San Antonio, Texas, Dec, 14. In
Fiddletown, forty miles north of here,
Fred liartli, or,, a prosperous Gorman
fanner, shot his wife through the
buck and then laid his daughter's left
Jaw open with a razor in trying to cut
her throat The girl lied aid ho cut
his dying wife's throat and slashed hU
Acting Governor Spriggsof Montana
has honored tho requisition for tho
return to Missouri of Josopli Johnson,
colored, who eloped with Miss KaU
Neal of Sweet Borings, Mo.
NEBRASKA IN BRIEF
ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM
OVER THE STATE.
A CnrlplPto Hollow of tho Int TVerlt's
lHiii-nlriRit In tho Trco I'lantcrn NtHtr
HucrlnH Huiniimrjr of tho Most Im
Columbus bus a case of malignant
Tho Ilcciner waterworks plant has
Maude Kate of Norfolk, tried to kill
herself with arsenic.
Nubraska Statu Dairy association
will convene in Lincoln December -1.
'riu tnllllnorv stock nnd household
woods of Mrs. Armstrong ut Nebraska
City were destroyed by lire.
Lieutenant John M. Stotsenberff tho
timv I'MtnmiiiHliint. of tho statu univer
sity biitiillioti is at his post of duty.
John Wellln, a swede farmer near
Columbus, has been declared insane.
Religion wns wluit unbalanced his
Tin; store of Kmp.ey Sanders nt To
Mum U'ns limlti'ii Into Saturiluv iiIl'IiL
last. A valuable gun uud some ammu
nition were taken.
L. K. Nlllson of Cheyenne county,
charged with hor.su stealing, was
bound over to district court at Kimball
by Ju.stl.su Johnson.
Henry Argenstnger of Fremont bus
been adjudged insane. His hallu
cination was Unit someone was trying
o poison his family.
Mrs. Stump, nn aged lady of Osceoln,
tvns hurt seriously by a runaway team
knocking her down. She may recover
but her ugc is ngalnst bur.
The Nebraska Farmer, heretofore
published at Lincoln, has been con
solidated with tho Cultivator ut Oma
ha. The former will move to Oinului.
Auditor Cornell has made out war
rants for thu various counties for
school apportionment funds and county
otllecrs can now lmvo thu warrants
The Elkhorn pump house nt Wuhoo
ivns burned, but tho windmill nearby,
which was not damaged, eun bo used
temporarily to supply water for pass
II. N. Dryden of Kcnrncy aged 80,
father of late candidate for regent
John N. Dryden, fell while putting up
n stove pipe fracturing two ribs and
sustaining other injuries.
Mrs. Frank Wagoner of Fremont was
severely injured recently by being
struck by u locomotive on the Union
Pacific roud. She received a broken
leg und wus otherwise injured.
Eugene A. Cnshman was arrested
recently In New York City on a requisi
tion issued by Governor lioleomb.
The charge ugainst him is embezzling
325,000 while treasurer of Grecly county
Samuel Campbell, a farmer four miles
west of liaueroft, lost three fingers
and the thumb of his left hand in the
gearing of u corn sheller. He was
standing near the sheller und lost his
Sheriff Hnlloway of Cass county
brought Robert Henderson to tho peni
tentiary recently to remain u year for
stealing a cow; also Thomas Harris,
who wus convicted of daylight house
breaking. State Superintendent Jackson Is
working on a program to be used in
schools on Abraham Lincoln's birthday,
Februury 12. Twelve thousand copies
of tho program will bo printed for dis
tribution. A McCool Junction spceiul says that
word hus been received tliero that
Frank M. Dunlavy, tut old settler, hud
committed suicide. He was unmarried,
a farmer, und no cause is known why
ho took his life.
The recent snow was qutto general
over tho Hurllngton lines in the state,
tho worst of the storm evidently being
experienced in the eastern portion of
tho state. Tho snow wns not deep
enough to cause any deluy in the run
ning of trains.
Tho city officers of Columbus arc
aegotlating for the purchase of the
Columbus Electric and Power com
pany's plant with the intention of
running and maintaining it by the city.
If they should purchase it, it will mean
cheaper rates for the consumer und an
all-night circuit for the city.
James Callahan, a blacksmith in the
Union Puclflc shops nt Omaha was de
tected by his wlfo In the uct of bunging
himself. He wns standing on u barrel
with a rope uround his neck, the other
end of which he hud tied to a rafter
overhead, Aid was summoned nnd
Callahan, who httd'bceu drinking, wus
tukcu in ehurge by thu police.
State Suporlntcudiint Jackson has
received two applications from schools
for space in tho educational depart
ment of the truns-M1sslsslppl exposi
tion. S. P. Arnott, principul of the
Harvard schools, was the first to upply
on behalf of his sheool. II. G. Moulton,
superintendent of tho York schools,
has also applied, Applications must
bo sent to tho stuto superintendent
before February 1.
Adjutnnt-Gcnernl Harry has returned
from SU Louis where he attended a
meeting of adjutant generals und dele
gates representing the national guard.
Colonel lllsehof of Nebraska City and
Colonel llrutt of llcnnet wentwlth him
us representatives from thu state.
All of the Nebraska rullroads lmvo
declared their intention of obeying the
order of the stuto board of transpor
tation to return to thu old cur loud
Kchedttlu of rates for live stock ship
ments. Tlio meeting of muniigcrs re
cently at Omaha failed to bring any
agreement in relation to the difference
in tlio length of curs.
The slate meeting of the Y. M. C. A.
workers, held ut Hustings was a grati
fying success in all particulars.
City Editor Peters of the llcatricu
Express broke tt tendon in one of bi.i
legs while trying to leap over u snow
While driving to market with n lond
of wheat Albert Johnson of Dawson
county fell off between the wheels und
wns run over. Ills shoulder blade was
broken und hip badly bruised.
Ex-Auditor Eugene Moore has fur
nished bond to thu supreme court for
620,000. The sureties quulllled in the.
sum of 8.10,000. The bond was ueeopted
by clerk I). A. Cumpbell, und Mr. Moore
wus given his liberty.
Peter Larson of Stnnton, while hunt
ing near Pllger reenntly, liecldontly
shot himself fatally. He wus.sotinding
the lee with the but of his gun when
the hammer caught in some grass,
causing the dlsehurge.
LnrM Coinniissoncr Jacob V. Wolfe,
on behalf of the state, completed thu
purchase of 1 1.1 ucres of land of Mrs.
.Mary E. Newineyer. The land was
near the Hustings asylum und will be
udded to the usyluui farm.
Secretary of War Mikel joint Is trying
to get the Mar.ston company of Phila
delphia, otherwise known ns the
Cornstalk Cellulose company, organised
to manufacture cellulose for warships,
to locate it factory ut Fremont.
Some boys, hunting In u corn fluid
near Milllgan the other day, found the
frozen body of Joseph Kllma, who has
been missing from his homo since
November 23. Murder is suspected, us
deceased was in the hublt of carrying
Agent Clapp of Rlne Ridge agency
has returned from Washington with
instructions to fence in the agency.
This will keep cattlemen o(V.thc reser
vation und no more trouble is expect
ed. The fence, sixty miles of it, will
be built next spring.
Auditor Cornell reports that he has
collected 17,001 In fees since he came
Into olllee, nnd has turned over to the
state treasurer 510,000, leaving u bal
ance of 81, 001 on bund. The impro
priation for the expenses of the auditor's
olllee for two years is 820,000, and the
collections promise to exceed thut
C. W. Parsons, a young man who
has been employed as order clerk ut
the department store of the ilennett
eoinpany,Omaha, has just been detected
in the theft of goods from the store to
the value of 87.1, which he has been
distributing uround uinong his femi
nine acquaintances. It is supposed
that his peculations will roueh several
The state 'supremo court over
ruled motion of Hartley's attorneys for
it reversal of judgment of lower court
ugainst Hartley for tho reason that
Attorney-General Smyth hud fulled to
file his answering briefs by November
30, as ordered. The court informed
Mr. Whedon that tho uttorney-gencrul
hud filed his brief soon after tho motion
hud been inndc. Oral argument will
probably bo heard at next sitting of
court, to begin December 14.
Governor lioleomb has issued requisi
tion for the return of Charles Lundvull
from Morrison county, Minn. Lund
vull is charged with grand larceny as
bailee, petit larceny us bailee and for
selling and transferlng and disposing
of mortgaged chattels in Thurston
The Nebraska building wns the first
to hoist a flag on the exposition grounds.
It is a fine new twelve-foot specimen
of old glory that was purchased by
subscriptions from the luborers em
ployed on the building, uud it was
Hung to the breeze with becoming en
thuinsm und ceremony.
Dr. Henry N. Dunning, pastor of the
Second Presbyteriun church of Lincoln
laboring under tho sting of criticism,
worked himself into a frantic state in
the pulpit on a recent Sunday. Two
Indies in the congregation fainted, nnd
the services were closed amidst excite
ment. Hut for this intcruption it was
deemed likely that the pastor would
have collupsed before lie reached the
end of his discourse. The cause of this
stato of uffulrs was fault-finding with
some of tlio pastor's sermons, which
reached his ears. It is said the pastor
felt deeply aggrieved und brooded
much over the mutter.
Shippers and commission men at the
South Omaha live stock exchuugc nre
wondering whut turn next the rail
roads will take relative to cur rates or
tho cents per hundred system from
Nebruska points to South Omaha. All
of them nre still working under tho
cents per hundred system, despite tho
order of the stuto board of transpor
tation commanding them to return to
the old plan several days ugo.
Tho llurlington, however, hus an
nounced its intention of breaking tho
present situation by coming out flatly
for carload rates tho coming Wednes
day, no matter whut tho other roads
may do. It is known to be tho desire
of the other roads to charge by weight,
but the decision of thu Iturllngtor
promises to make complications call
ing further action
tlermaa IllinetallUti Hopeful.
Ukiimk, Deo. 15. Horr Wllholm von
Kardorff, president of tho lilmotnllln
League of Germany, presided to-day
at the meeting of tho league, at which
it was resolved to tako steps to pro
moto tho objects of tholeaguo In other
countries, as, though England's atti
tude might delay it, it could not per
maueutly prevent bimetallism.
Alandlilil diet Compromised.
Pim.ADiamiA, Dec. IS. The crim
inal and civil suits brought by John
II. Metzger against Actor Richard
Mansfield have been compromised.
. iddMi A r'nim T i t i, 1 l J. . I -il. 1 i
8377,365.90 THIS TIME
BIG DECEMBER SCHOOL AP
PORTIONMENT. till Is tho T.nrRfnt Amount Kvrr Avail
able at n Scml-Annunl Apportionment
In tho Ktato'a History Apportioned on
llaiU of 81.0(1 a l'upll.
State Superintendent Jackson last
Wednesday completed the December
scinl-annual apportionment of the tem
porary school fund, and tho vurious
counties will soon receive wtirrnnts for
their bhnre of the S377,3G.VJ0 which is
to be apportioned. This is the largest
amount ever available at a seml-anuuul
The total utnount of the apportion
ment, less 812,000 in suspended bunks,
is 8377,303.00, which is derived from
thu following sources:.
Stuto tax S70..113 03
Interest on U. S. bonds 1.10 00
Interest on state bonds 10,11.10 OH
Interest on county bonds. . . . 77,817 50
Interest on school district
bonds 1,43.1 01
Interest on school lundssold.H0,20'J 20
Interest on school lands lsd.. 71,837 8!)
Interest on state relief bonds. 820 07
Unlance left over from last
apportionment 1,01.1 28
The money is npportloned on a basis
of Si. 00 per pupil. The whole number
of school children in tlio stute Is
3.14,02(1, nn inereuse of 0,400 since the
previous seml-nnnual apportionment.
Tho apportionment for May wus S15.000
less than the present one.
Tho following snows tuc umountuuc
each county from the apportionment of
December, 1800, and December of tho
Adams . . .
Iloone . . . .
Colfax. . . .
Custer. . . .
D&kota . . .
Dawes. . . .
Dawson. . .
Dundy. . . .
Furnas . . .
4,. 121 8.1
Scott's Uluff. . .
Seward . .
A good law without execution la
lke an unperformed promise.
Woman will sooner or later confess'
fier sins, but never her faults.
AcUodb undoubtedly speak louder
than words. Tho hornet never speaks.
Fortune is Ilko a mirror it don't
oiler men; It only shows men Just as
Laughter is tho magic lens through
which wo over see tho brightest and
best sldo of life.
3omo men nover think of studying
tbn frescoing on a church cclllnc until
the plato Is passed around.
A girl stands before a mirror whllo
dressing becauso she Is anxious to Bee
everything that is going on,
Tho reason that old maids generally
have a fancy for pet dogs is that they
want something that bos pants.
' 2,175 04
MAY OMIT ONE FAIR.
yftinlm I'ulr nnd Hprcrf Afloe1nt.on IHectff
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ilV MJU VSJ l IIHUUttl
At the annual meeting of the Omaha
fair and speed association at Omaha a
new board of directors was elected, as.
tho old members of tho board plcndcd
for relief from the responsibility whlcb
they have borne so long.
The report of tlio treasurer showed
that the association has received dur
ing the year 830,401.70, which, added to
the 8390.24 on hand at the beginning of
tho year, makes a total of S30.852. The
expenditures were 838,018.25, leaving a
balance of 8033,75. The unpaid sub
scriptions arc 83,002. The association
has real estate listed nt a value of S28,
000, 880,000 cnplttil stock, and other
accounts valued ut 0,552. lUi liabili
ties are given ut 880,000 for capital
stock, 830,000 for bonds sold, und about
82,000 other accounts.
A resolution was adopted declaring
it the sense of the stockholders that
thu statu board of agriculture should
be released from holding a fair in 1808.
The opinion wns expressed that thu
state board should be required to bold
fairs in Omaha In lbO'.i nud 1000 in con
sideration of this release. It was stat
ed that if thu board desired to bo re
leased for any year It should make u
proposition to that oiled, stating what
It would give for the release.
In his annual address tho retiring
president, W. R. Ilennett, said that he
was surprised to note that an impres
sion prevailed that the association do- ,,
rived some benefit from the success of
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iiiu urn, ,t ui-n-im uiu liiilii in null. 1.1113 J
association each year turns the grounds
over to the fair three weeks und re
ceives absolutely no revenue from it,
while the attempts to make some reve
nue each year by speed meetings to'
cover expenses had proven a fa llurc.
TELEGRAPH RATE AN ISSUE
Ono Company nt I.runt Will Not Knjoln
tho Ktnto lloaril.
The complaint of W. Q. Feltz of
Ogalhibi ugainst rates charged by tele
graph companies is set for hearing
before the board of transportation.
Two companies are innde defendants,
the Western Union Telegraph compnny
und Postal Cable company. It is
reported that the defendants contem
plate filing u petition for tin order re
straining the board from acting, but
this Is denied by an attorney who says
hu will simply file an answer ou behalf
of one company.
Mr. FcltK complained thpt express
nnd telegraph companies wore eharglng
unjust rates to the extent of 33)4 per
cent. This complaint was filed under
a new luw which gives tho board of
transportation jurisdiction over ex
press und telegraph companies. Tho
compluints were filed separately. Tho
Pacific Kxprcss company sued out an
injunction in the district court of Lan
caster countv. No other cxnress eom-
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jmuj' IUUI UCIIUI! 111 II1U JUUIIllSCM li U1U
secretaries of the board said they would
not proceed against tiny of the com
panies until the Puclflo Exprcw
injunction was finally determined.
Now the telegraph case is to be
heard by the board. As interstate
business is involved it is claimed the
companies contemplated beginning
Injunction proceedings In federal court
and that a Lincoln law firm had pre
pared a petition. If both telegraph
companies answer tlio cn.se well be,
tried on its merits beforo tho state
board. Telegraph rates in Nebrusku
were changed a few months ago bo
that Lincoln and some other cities
suffered a slight increase.
LOVED CONSUL BAKER.
Cltlinift of Iluenoe Ayrcn Nhow Apprecia
tion of IJU Hcrilcrs.
E. L. Iiakcr of Lincoln has received
ft photograph of tho bronzo tablet
prepared by the citizens of Buenos
Ayres in memory of his futher, tho late
Edwttrd Lewis Ilukcr, whose long term
as United States consul was closed by
death last August. This tablet is a
beautiful work of art. Experts de
clare that it is as fine as anything of
the kind produced in Europe. The
native and foreign citizens of liuonos
Ayres united in raising a fund for thin
testimonial. Tho subscriptions came
in so rapidly that it was necessary to
refuse further offers. After finishing
this tablet and erecting a smuller me
morial in tho Methodist Episcopal
church the committee hud still on hand
about 83,000 in Argentine money.
This wus used in lifting tho debt on
tho cemeterv used bv tho Amerlnnnu
nnd erecting u monument to Mr. Ilukcr
there also. Unusual honors wcro paid
to the consul by both governments.
Tho work done voluntarily by the.
people shows that tho services of tho
consul in the twenty-three years of his.
stay in Argentina wcro fully appro
Nebraska City Theutre,
Ex-Secretary Morton's new theatre,
the Overland, at Nebraska City is com
pleted nnd will bo formally opened De
cember 18 by Win. Gillette in 'Secret
Service." Tho house is modern in ev
ery respect and will eompuro favorably
with nny theatre in the stato. Its to
tal cost is more than 820,000. Every
seat has been sold for tho initial per
Fell Twrnty-1'onr Feet. "Y
Charles Hoetoher, a farmer living
northwest of Edgar, fell from a twen-fonr-foot
windmill tower striking on '
his head and face. He is pretty badly
disfigured but will recover.
Flniln Wraith on n Nrlim.L,. -...
Patrick Kelly, one of Thayer coun-
v " ouuaiuiiiiHi runners; who has
guinea a competency by close applica
tion to business, left yesterday with
lllu limtl.. 4.. . 1 11.1 . .
..... ....... ,jr iu luuiic vncir nome in Uos- )
ton, Aiass., and enjoy tho results ob
tained by tilling Nebraska soil.
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