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THE 11ED CLOUD CHIEF.
NEBRASKA IN BRIEF
ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM
OVER THE STATE. '
A Comple-le Itmlriv cif tlw 1'iwt WrrU'n
IIniMiilni: In tlm Tien l'luntriV Mult1
Hiircliicl Hiitiiiiuiry of tliu Mont Im
TIip stale board of transportation is
engaged In comparing live slock rates
of iowu und Nebraska with n view of
making tin equitable leiidjtistmcnt of
Tlin investigation coininltti't! of the
Lincoln city council Is engaged In
drawing up tilts cliutcs of impeach
ment to lit! prcfc.rcd against .Mayor
Ornhutu and Exciseman Vulll.
TIik general store of V. P. Snell of
Ashland, was broken Into and u 1nr(f
amount of goods taken. The thieves
put u ladder to a window In the second
story and entered, going down from
above. They rummaged the store com
pletely. Adolph (bile, the eleven-year-old son
of Joseph (Sale, a farmer living near
l'lattMiiouth. was accidentally shot and
hilled by bin older brother while on u
rabbit limit. The boys were endeavor
ing to free the locks on their guns
from snow, and young Adolph uncon
sciously stepped directly in front of
the tniiz.lo just as the lock became free
and the full charge entered his abdo
men, lie lived six hours after sustain
ing the injury.
An invitation issued by President
and Mrs. McKinloy to the governor of
Nebraska and the members of his fam
ily to u reception to be given in the
executive mansion Wednesday evening,
February Hi, has been received by Oov
ernor Ilolcomb, The invitation was
printed on plnln white cardboard.
Above the lithographed lettering is a
Miinll emblem in gold in the form of
the eagle, after the type shown on the
Ex-State Treasurer J. H. Hartley has
filed a motion for a rehearing in the
supreme court, and in support of the
motion tiled n brief. Only three days
remained of the forty days allowed for
filing tills motion. Particular atten
tion is called in the brief to the vol
uminous record and the name time
that elapsed between the. submission
of the case and the handing down of u
A motion fora rehearing in the Mills
case has been tiled in tho supreme
court by Judge S. J. Tuttle, Thomas
Darnnil and Attorney McNeeny of lied
Cloud. A similar motion will probably
be. tiled in the ease of ex-Treasurer
Whitney of Jlarlan county. There
enscs involve cinbe..loiuont of Harlan
county funds, though thev are. scpit-
rnte and are being prosecuted by diff
The people of Itlalr were startled by
reports that Alfred llousner, n carpen
ter living near town, bad been danger
ously cut in the hip and abdomen by
Frunk Vlrgnla. When found, his in
testines were protruding. Three of
the doctors were called who placed the
Intestines in place ami sewed up the
wound. At present he Is improving
nnd tin. first report that lie. was bleed
ing considerably internally is not
verified. Vignia was landed in jail. He
Is charged with being a man of quarrel
The fate of one scheme of Francis (!.
(! ruble, the noted boomer of western
Interests, Is befoiv the state Irrigation
board awaiting the decision of Secre
tary Wilson, itisu contest case in
volving the priority of water rights
and on the result depends the fati of
the Crawford Irrigation company
which owns tho Citi.ons' canal which
supplies tho thriving town of Craw
ford, Nub., with water and Is Intended
U irrigate a great deal of land adja
cent to the White lliver. The ease
wns brought before the state irrigation
lioard because it was thrown out of the
district court of Dawes county. .Many
residents of Dawes and Sioux counties
have watched the devclopcment of the
Citizens' canal enterprise with interest.
It was a project said to have been con
ceived by Francis (!. Orablo, through
the name of Ills nephew, C. J. (irable,
has more often been connected with It.
It Is reported that at least 670.00.1 was
invested in the cnnal.
SherilT Tinker of FallsCity. lllchard
on county, met witli an unwelcome
surprise tho other day when he
opened tho jail door bV'eed his only
prisoner, for there, hanging by the
neck, dead, was Joseph lloleehek, who
was nwaiting trial for the murder of
his wife near Humboldt a short time
ago. lloleehek was ilfty-two years of
age and nnd the crime that he hud
committed was of such an atrocious
character that he could not hope to
escape tho severest penalty of the law,
and lie seized the first opportunity that
presented Itself to take his own life.
Around his neck ho had tied a red
bandana handkerchief, to one of the
bars near the top his cell he tied a
white handkerchief and connected the
two with a short towel and by tills
means defeated the desire of the people
to see a judicial hanging, nono having
ever taken place in tills county. Hole
click killed his wife by shooting her
with a revolver on December it, 1807,
at their home the miles southwest of
Humboldt, a full account if which ap
peared at the time.
The board of directors of the Omaha
exposition have decided not to appoint
A jury has been secured in the Hart
ley bond case at Omaha, nnd thu hear
ing of testimony has begun.
Fire damaged tho Lincoln coffee and
splco'inllls plant to a considerable ex
tent, but prompt work prevented a
Tho residence of A. 11. lirowder at
Albion was burglarised while tho fam
ily was at church. Considerable silver
ware nnd jewelry was taken and some
A number of Adams county farmers
nre disposing of their stock and grain
preparatory to starting for the Klon
dike. Harry Cullison of Cordon was heavi
ly lined before a jury at llushville on
the charge of conducting a sporting
house. The fine was S.10 and costs,
making a total of about SI W.
Ceo. A. Howard, of Willow Lake. H.
I)., r.led at hN fathers, llufiis Howard,
in Firth last Saturday, aged forty-six
years. .Mr. Howard lias been in
failing health for more than u year
The Franklin eieamery has been
completed and Is now in active opera
tion. The creamery Is owned by I funic
uli Si llosworth of Iteatriee, and the
cream is to be shipped to Lincoln,
where the butter Is made.
The boys and young men by the
score used sidewalks in Lincoln for
skating during thu sleety weather.
The iciness of the walks and paved
streets made a passable rink. Messen
ger boys went about their business on
SherilT Mcnekc has procured a pair
of bloodhounds to be used for the pur
pose of tracking criminals of Washing
ton and adjoining counties. If the
dogs are properly trained it Is predicted
there will be some lively times in some
The Louis Itradford Lumber com
pany of Omaha has Incorporated with
a capital stock of 100,000. Elijah M.
Hughes and William Smith have, in
corporated the Smith Irrigation Canal
company with headquarters at Hur
well. The capital stock is 31,00(1.
.1. J. Kclley, jr., of O'Neill was acci
dentally killed while out hunting.
Deceased and another young man went
out hunting about - o'clock the other
day and shortly after starting they
separated and about two hours after
Kellcy was found by another young
man lying dead on one side of a wire
fence, tho shotgun on the other. It is
supposed while drawing the gun
through the fence it was accidentally
discharged, killing him instantly, ay
he was cold when found.
Mrs. Sehulenberg, of Falls City, who
lived alone, was discovered lying dead
In her kitchen by Mrs. Weber a neigh
bor who frequently visited her. No
one had seen Mrs. Sehulenberg for sev
eral days when Mrs. May had called
and found her just ready to bake bread,
but death must have overtaken her
very shortly after Mrs. May's visit, as
the dough was not worked out. Mrs.
Sehulenberg is the mother of u large
family, all of whom are married. Shu
had ample means, but lived alone from
Chief of Police Scliack, of Columbus
recently received u long letter from
Mrs. Emma V. Craven, StiOS South Ne
braska street, Marion, luil. She is
hunting for her husband, James 11.
Craven, whom she says is most likely
travelling under an assumed name,
and who left home last August to make
his fortune with u phonograph. She
claims that the family have fallen heir
to a small amount of money, but that
she cannot get it until James can be
shown ui. From the description it is
thought that he was In Columbus about
the middle of last December.
Coventor Ilolcomb has issued a proc
lamation quarantining certain locali
ties on account of Texas fever.. Tho
southern line of Kansas Is a part of
the bouudry line between the infected
and uninfected district as lived by
government authorities. One change
is made by the p'-oclamatlou in regula
tion covering importation of cattle into
tliis state from the quarantined region.
Ilule eight is changed so as to designate
the stock yards at which southern
cattle may be unloaded for feeding.
I The rule now reads: "Cattle from the
scheduled district may. wliile in tran
sit through this state, b.' unloaded for
the necessary time required for feeding
and watering at the stock yards at
South Omaha. Lincoln and Aurora in
said state, only in pens and feeding
yards set apart for the exclusive use of
such cattle." Cattle coming into the
state lu violation of these rules shall
he held In quarantine at the risk of the
owner or consignor for ninety days or
untl' otherwise disposed of according
Henry Williams of Sargent has
written the board of transportation to
ask when the II. it M. "charter" on a
roadbed in his section of the e nintry
expires. This letter raises an interest
ing point. Mr. Williams says tho 11.
v M. built the roadbed in 1HS7 through
that part of the country, but has not
put down a track. Mr. Williams de
clares the II. fc M. already has other
lines lu the surrounding country and
will not lay a track on tho unoccupied
roadbed until they are compelled to do
so. lie complains because the farmers
are obliged to go u long way to a rail
road. Whether the board has juris
diction over such cases will be referred
to Secretary J. W. Edgerton for an
opinion, ho being tho lawyer member
of the board of secretaries. Secretary
Laws finds a precedent which occurred
when he was a member of the board of
transportation. Complaint was made
that the II. it M. had left an uulliiishou
road between Culbortson and Imperial
for the purpose of keeping out com
peting roads. As a result of this com
plaint the road was soon completed to
Heverly Fields, a Lincoln colored
man, In attempting to board a cer at
Fourteenth and Dodge streets Omaha,
foil so that the car ran over his right
leg, breaking it below the knee, llu
is seriously injured.
The remains of Thomas Cleason ar
rived recently from Mokulmlne Hill,
Cal., and were entered in tho I'tica.
cemetery after a short service at tho
Presbyterian church conducted by J lev.
Mr. 1'hinney. A report is current in
I'tica to thu elTect that he wis shot
while participating In a dancu ut tho
above named mining camp
NEWS 0E THE WOULD
ill out Important IIwnM of the 1'nM sl
UnjN ('nrrfnlly Colli rtril mill Cuntlrmril
fnri'lRH nml Untiii'stle DoIiikh 'Jlironl
ill l fur Mux) IVtiiile to Itritil.
'I'he English parliament opened
Tho Nlcariiguan revolution is get
Civil strife and bloodshed have fol
lowed the assassination of l'lesident
llarrios of Cuatcmala.
The steamer Nevada of Seattle, has
fieen reported wrecked. It is bilioved
those on board are lost.
II. Sheeler. a Chicagoan. has offered
to raise the Ohio state capltol and put
another ittory under t for S.'IOO.OOO.
The convention of the league of
American Wheelmen, recently voted
down a Sunday racing proposition.
The assassin of President llarrios
Was killed by the presidents stall' hi
fore he had time to make his escape.
Iloston is in mourning because the
famous society leader, Mrs. "Jack"
liardner has broken one of her legs.
Mrs. James O. Wot of New York,
risitlng at St. bonis, was robbed of
87.000 worth of jewelery by sneak
Watson Denny, a wealthy farmer
near St. Joseph", Mo., murdered his
wife because she threatened to sue for
It is reported that the naval depart
ment has ordered of thu Carpenter
Steel company 7,000 steel projectiles.
Secrecy is observed.
Mrs. Charlotte Selby.wife of the pug
ilist "Kid McCoy," otherwise Norman
II. Selby, has applied for a divorce on
tno grounds or cruelty.
The Spanish cabined has selected
Senor Louis l'olo Hetnaba as successor
to Enrique Dupuy De borne, as minister
from Spain to the I'nited'States.
Nicaragua anil Costa llica are expect
ed to soon engage in war unless the
hitter comply with certain demands of
President Zelaya of tho former country.
Fifteen hundred men stood all night
in front of the state house .at Iloston.
Mass., to be on hand early the follow
ing morning when .100 jobs were to be
The health department of Creator
New York- has made an ollleial estimate
of tlii! population of the greater city.
The number of persons in all five
buroughs is fixed at ;i,i:is,8'.il).
Judge Lunl. in the district court nt
Colorado .Springs, Col., has rendered a
decision which practically nullifies the
eight-hour labor law passed b, the
Colorado legislature some time ago.
Salter I). Worden. convicted of
wrecking a mail train near Sacra
mento. Cal., in 1M04, has confessed his
crime to liovcrnor l.ttdd with a view
to receiving a commutation of a death
Two thousand persons surrounded
the jail at Burlington. Iu.. for the pur
pose of lynching Storms, the self-confessed
murdcrci of Mrs. Itathburn and
tier daughter, but olllecrs hud removed
Mm from the jail.
The I'lilted States circuit court of
appeals for the sixth circuit at Cincin
nati decided the cast Iron pipe trust
ease declaring thu trust a combine
clearly lu restraint of trade, theruforc
President llarrios of (Guatemala was
assassinated February 0 by insurgents.
Vice President Manuel Cabrera, has
succeeded to the presidency and calm
now prevails. llarrios' dictatorial
manner was the cause of his atsassiua
tion. Huron Harden Illekoy. better known
as the Prince of Trinidad, committed
suicide in his room at an Ell'aso,
Texas, hotel. Huron Illckey obtained
notoriety some time ago by seizing the
Island of Trinidad and proclaiming
Elizabeth Flanders and Fanny K
glehorm, the Indian girls who tried to
burn tlie girls building at the Indian
school at Carlisle, Pa., pleaded guilty
and were sentenced to one year anil
six months. They said they were home
sick and wanted Captain Pratt to send
Minister De Lome has resigned as
minister of Spain and goes homo in
disgrace. He refused to denv the
authenticity of the Carnalcjas letter.
The Spanish cabinet accepted has resig
nation. Spanish papers deplore the
situation, but do not censure the dipl6
mat. Americans as a rule, are bitter
against de Lome, and are more than
ever favorably impressed with the just
ness of Cuba's cause.
Fire destroyed the six-story cold
storage plant of tho Chautauqua Lake
Ice company at Pittsburg. The build
ing covers an entire block, anil the
contents were valued at SI. 000,000. An
explosion blew out an alloy wall, and
It Is thought that twenty-five or thir
ty persons wore crushed to death.
Many firemen, reporters and eltluns
are among the injured.
The Chicago police are pn..led over
i mo disappearance ni r.an i onwuy. a
talented youth, well known iu musical
circles, and Miss Olliu Wilson, daugh
ter of a wealthy Nebraska stockman.
Although the young woman is eleven
years older than tho lad, who is but
fifteen years old, the two, according to
the story told the police by the lad's
parents, are deeply attached to one
another and the police have been led
to suspect that they have gone away
to get married.
A bill has been introduced in the
Kentucky legislature to change the
name of Carlisle county to "William
Jennings llryan" county.
The seven-story olllco building in
New York owned by Levi P. Morton,
was destroyed by lire. Loss of build
ing and to' occupants Is e.tiuialed at
nearly half a million.
Iu a collision between two log trains
on the Chicago Milwaukee ,t ht Paul
railway at Carney Spur, Mich., Con
ductor Anderson and Drake
man Toole of Creen Hay, Wis., were
instantly killed and the engine with
nine cars were wrecked.
The Ilocky Mountain Oil company of
Denver has applied for a receiver.
It is rumored that the Carnegie
interests are trying to form ti pig iron
I'aul Krugcr was re-elected to tho
presidency of tho South African llu
public. Tommy Hums will succeed A. C
Anson as manager of thu Chicago basu
The steamer Shennngo is fast in the
ice in Lake .Michigan four miles out
John 1). MeKen.ie. who was foreman
of the grand jury which indicted Wm.
M. (Hon) Tweed, Is dead.
Seven thousand clothing workers of
N. Y.are on a strike against low wages.
Ilefore It ends 'JO, 000 may be out.
Fort Worth. Tox.. had a S.M0.000
fire, and as u result many of Its hand
some buslnes houses are in ashes.
The supreme court of Illinois held in
the llibb ease from Alton that thu
schools must admit colored people.
'I'he engagement of Prince David
Kuwannnnkoa anil Princess Victoria
Kaiulnnl of llawaiiliasbceiianuounced
Isaac Pot tor was re-elected as presi
dent of tho league of American wheel
men at the recent St. Louis convention.
Much of the testimony in the SherilT
Martin case at llazleton. Pa., goes to
show the brutality of the deputy mar
shals. The large lloyt building in Cleve
land. ).. was destroyed by lire, and
many firms. suffered heavy looses. The
total loss will foot up fully S:t7.1,000.
Acting president of the Friiguayan
republic. Senor Juan y Cuestas has
forestalled action of enemies by issu
ing a decree dissolving the assembly.
A reign of terror exists in Cuntcmchi
as a direct result of the assassination
of the president. Estrada Cabrera,
gives assurance that things will soon
Chris Hansen, the "Crazv Dane."
was arrested at Keystone, la., and
taken to Cedar Rapids. His hobby is
the writing of obseue letters and mull
ing them to Iowa women.
Orders have been received at de
partment headquarters at Vancouver
barracks. Ore., to send four companies
of I'niteil States troops to Alaska.
Threatened lawlessness is the reason.
The Colorado state board of arbitra
tion lias decided in favor of the strik
ing miners and operators of the North
ern Colorado district in their de
mand for an increased wage schedule.
.Miss Francis E. Willard is ill at the
Empire hotel In New York as the re
sult of over work and worry and the
agitation caused by tho attacks upon
her co-worker, Lady Henry Somerset.
The jury In the second trial of
Adolph Luetgert found him guilty ami
lie was sentenced to life imprisonment.
Luctgen received the verdict with u
laugh, and declared he would get a
The Auditorium opera house and
contents, at Molino. 111., was des
troyed by tire and many people nar
rowly missed being burned to death.
Arnold's Fun Makers held the boards
at the time and lo-t their entire outfit.
Hear Admiral Sicard has been re
lieved from command of the North At
lantic squadron temporarily on ac
count of sickness and tlie command
lias ilevolveil on Uipt. run. I. .amp
son, commanding tlie battleship Iowa.
Attorney-Ccneral Crow of Missouri
has rendered an opinion that it is a
violation of the state law to have pu
pils of public schools recite the Lord's
prayer, or for the teacher to read the
IlilAe as u part of tlie opening exer
cises. At Elwood, Pa.. Andrew Krubln shot
and itistantlv killed his cousin, An
drew Krisson. The fact that the hit
ter had secured work in Pittsburg at
higher wages than the men were re
ceiving at New Castle caused tlie fa
tality. Mrs. Arthur Levy, wife of a New
York wholesale clothier, was Instant
ly killed at the Holland house, New
York. She had entered the elevator,
and just as it started up swooned
awav and her head was caught and
llritish papers, both city and coun
try, express tlie opinion that the posi
tion of the t'niled States in the Senor
de Lome affair is correct. 'I'he Statist
says tlie 1'nited States would be "mor
ally justlHei' in saying that the war
nuist end and that Cuba must be given
Mrs. Caroline Lang, eighty-seven
years of age, died at the Cook county
hospital, Chicago, of starvation, and
her husband, Cornelius Lang, is in the
same institution dying slowly from
the same disease. Lang is u tailor and
recently lost his job.
The department oi eusioms oi me
I n.tifiliitiiii tnil'iti'limi'll t. ill!.. lKh.llfil ill
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struetions which provide that goods
purchased in Canada, destined to tlie
Klondike district, must be carried in
llritish boats, otherwise full duty
must be p.iid upon them.
Tlie steamer Veendam, from Hotter
dam to New York, was wrecked in
mid-ocean. The steamer City of St.
Louis rescued the crew of eighty-live
and the US passengers. Captain Stengel-of
thu Veendam set fire to the ship
to ivmove it as a dangerous obstruc
tion to other vcvids.
Judge Thornell of the district court
at Council lllutTs, la., decided thu
statu law taxing collateral inherit
ances to be unconstitutional on the
ground that it was in contravention of
the fourteenth amendment to the con
stitution of the I'lilted States, In that
t took property without due process
of law and also because the law con
tained no provision for annuities.
A rrofoifor h'noil for Illvoroo.
Ciiicaoo, Fob. t University of Chi-
cutjo society circles uro stirred up
over an application for dlvorco tiled
by Mine. Frances E. Do Poycn-IJollislc.
Tho professor is a West Indian, tho
son of French parents, while his wifo
is an American. Thoy met and wooed
lu llultlmore, whoro ho taught buforo
he came to Chicago. They have one
boy, live years old. incompatibility
U 'the cause assigned for tho suit.
Western Now Yorkers are crazy over
the Klondike and are preparing to go
to the Eldorado iu droves.
WEEK'S DOINGS OFNATION
A Clrnrrnl llmitine of tin, .Mnt Import
ant l.ulior'i of the IIoiimi uml Semite'
t:eeiitlc uml Depiirtini'iitiil Actions
Ilepresentiitlvu llttrton of Ohio has
Introduced a bill .impropriating S100,
J00 to construct a steel steam light
house tender for use on tlie great
lakes, to be specially fitted for steam
ing through heavy ice.
The senate committee on appropria
tions completed consideration of the
fortlllcation appropriation 1)111. Thu
committee recommended increases
which double the figures of tlie bill as
passed by the house.
Patents have been (minted to No-
braskans as follows: Luther llalrd,
tVuaha. washinir machine: Silas (I.
Dean. Norfolk, window bracket; Anna
H. Fridolph. Wayne, washing machine:
John M. Lucas, Lincoln, pneumatic
tire; Oscar M. Miller, lleucdiet: combi
nation wrench: Samuel A. Hliode.s. Me
Ciinn. wire tightener; Joseph N. L'tirl,
Steinauer, fire escape.
Petitions have been Introduced in
jongrcsH by the Nebraska delegation as
follows: Hy Senator Allen tor citizens
of Nebraska nrotestlnir uiraiust tlie
untl-scalping bill, papers relating to
various pension bills, and by Hepre
Ncntntivcs Strode. Mercer tin'd Stark,
petitions from the normal school of
Lincoln praying for tlie enactment of
legislation to prevent violations of tlie
Senator Allen has oll'erctl an amend
ment to the diplomatic and consular
appropriation bill the Morgan resolu
tion for the recognition of the belfgcr-
cney of Cuba, lie said lie honed it
would lie snecdily acted upon bv thu
committee on torcimi relations, so
that It would not be defeated in the
senate by a point of order. Senator
Cannon of I tab ami Senator Mason of
Illinois also had amendments and sire
after Spain's scalp.
Acting Secretary of War Melklejohn
has submitted an abstract of the mili
tia force of tlie 1'nited States accord
ing to the latest returns received at
the adjuttint-gcnerur.s olllco. The iib
struct shows that there are In Nebras
ka seven men on the general's staff, in
cluding the general, fortj -five in the
cavalry service, llfty-two'ln light bat
teries and 1.0.11 in tlie infantry. It
shows also that there are 101. tOO men
in the state all available for militia
Representatives of tho Cuban junta
nt New York have given out copies of a
letter signed "Enrique iiupuy de
Lome," who is minister of Spain at
Washington, and addressed to Jose
Canalojas, who went to Cuba last Sep
tember as Premier Sagasta's personal
representative. Iu this letter tho
Spanish minister refers to President
MoKinlevns "weak and catering to
tlie rabble" and as a "low politician,
who desires to stand well with the
jingoes of liis party." It is pronounced
n forgery by de Lome, but the mem
bers of the junta claim it genuine, and
that the orignul was stolen from Can
ulejas. The house will take up this weelc
the bankruptcy bill reported from the
committee on judiciary. The measure
is in thu nature of a substitute for the
Nelson bill, which passed the senate
and provided ottlv for voluntary bank
ruptcy. The house bill provides for
both voluntary and Involuntary bank
ruptcy and is a modification of the
Torre'y bill, which has been discussed
for a number of years past in congress
Judge Strode has been working hard
with Oonoral Ilender.-on of the judici
ary committee for several -nonths past
and urging that the house be atVonlcd
an opportunity to vote upon a bank
ruptcy measure. He has taken great
interest in the subject and has present
ed a number of arguments to the com
mittee on behalf of the people of the
west who are desirous that a law
should he pussscd which would relieve
them of obligations w hlch they are un
able to pay in full but which they are
solicitous to meet so far as they can
and receive a clear bill of financial
Thu policy of the administration
Miicorning thu du Lome Incident can
be stated briefly and definitely and
on authority not open to question as
follows: The president is awaiting the
fuil report of Minister Woodford, who,
in tlie brief report already made, stat
ed that further details will be for
warded. So far as the personal illu
sions of thu lata minister to thu presi
dent are concerned tho incident is un
doubtedly closed. No demand has
been, or will be, made, according to
the present intentions, for a disavow
al of them, though should it bo made
it would bo regarded as a graceful act.
Hut the inferences in the letter which
bring Into question Spain's good faith
on questions of reciprocity, and infer
entiully autonomy for Cuba, if not
disavowed voluntarily, may become
the subject of further diplomatic cor
lespoiidenee, though ns to this matter,
as has been stated heretofore, tho
president will await Minister Wood
ford's fuller advices before anything
is decided upon. This feature of the
ministers letter is entirely disasso
ciated from tlie personal aspect which
resulted in his retirement. It is confi
dently expected by this government
that Spain will take early opportunity
to disavow tlie statements of its lata
representative so far as they tend to
commit Spain to a policy which leaves
its good faith open to serious doubt.
It is felt to be most desirable that this
government should have no doubt as
to Spain's real purposes and feelings
on tiiose vital questions which have
been subjects of negotiaton, or are
likely to become such, in tho immedi
Secretary of the Treasury Cage has
sent to congress a bill to consolidate!
iiiivtiuit. ollwtwms illkti-lets thrniifrli'
out the 1'nited Slates. Thu states of
Illinois, Missouri, town nnd Nebraska,
under this bill, are divided into four
districts with ports of entry at Chica
go, St, Louis, Kansas City and Omaha.
Thu Omaha port will comprise tho
cities 7f Council HlnfVs, Omaha, Lin
coln and lies Molues,.the collecto. to
be paid the salary of ys.oiio per yi'iir.
lleturns for IhlMI and 1WI7 show that
collections at these points were for
that period: Council Mutt's. IMuH.Hl;
Omaha, S.V.UIUS; Lincoln, Sl,U0.-.':i;
Ucs Moines, 8157.75.
In a four-hour speech Moivlav, Sen
ator Teller talked for Hawaiian r.n
uexatiou. The free homes bill, after being
amended in one or two Instances, inn
been passed by tho senate.
Senator Murphy declines to distuss
tlie action talcen by the New York leg
islature censuring him for his vote on
the Teller financial resolution.
Senator Thurston has secured the
passage hi the senate of the hill pro
viding fo'r rebates to settlers upon the
Otoe and Missouri Indian lands.
Ambassador to Turkey Angell has
written to Hegent Hutterwortli of tlie
university of Michigan slating that lie
would resign, and return home iu time
to assume his duties as president of
Orders have been r-cnt to Captain
Sampson, in command of the North
Atlantic squadron on" Key West, to
send the torpedo boat Cusliing to Ha
vana with stores for the use of the
Maine. It will leave In a day or two
and will return as soon as the stores
Senator Allen secured the insertion
of tlie Indian appropriation bill of an
item providing for the removal of
headquarters of the Omaha and Wiu
nebigo Indian res.-rvution to some
point nearer the railroad, such new lo
cation to be selected by tlie secretary
of the Interior.
The error in sending In the name of
J. W. Johnson as register iu the land
olllco at Lincoln, by which Ills name
was made out as "John" instead if
"Joseph. "has hi en corrected by the
president by the sending in of another
nomination. The old one will be with
drawn, and Joseph W. Johnson will bu
substituted iu its place.
At the clnt-o of his three days' speech
iu opposition to Hawaiian siuncntiou
Senator Pettigrew was cordially con
gratulated by many of the .senators,
including some of the opposition, unoii
the thoroughness with which he had
gone Into the subject and the ability
w it li which tie had presented the op
position to annexation.
The postotllee depar'inent has noti
fied Representative Mercer that tho
new postotllee building at Omaha can
be formally taken possession of by tho
postoflicc authorities by the '.'stlt of
the present month. There have been
many delays and postponements in tho
contemplated removal of the old ollice
into the new. but all arrangements
can now be made for this date.
Cen. William Hooth of London
founder of the Salvation army, otliciat
ed as chaplain at tlie opening of the
senate's Thursday session. Mr. and
Mrs. Hooth-Titckcr. the son-in-law and
daughter of Oencral Hooth. were in the
gallery during the prayer. Previous
to the' meeting of the senate the entire
party held a biief rcu-ptinn iu the
vice president's room.
Pension Commissioner Evans has re
ceived SS7'. from a pensioner in .Nan
Antonio, Tex. The pensioner believed
iic had not properly received it and
hence returned it to the government.
Commissioner Evans ascertained that
tlie pensioner was honestly entitled to
tlie money Sl per month for deaf
ness -anil directed tlie entire amount
The secretary of the interior, having
been advised that the purchase money
for the Union Pacific railroad has been
paid In full, has directed tlie commis
sioner of the general land otllee to sub
mit for action all lists of lauds select
ed by the company for hinds under tho
main line grant opposite tlie road from
Omaha for ibis company heretofore
cuulliied to such as had been actually
sold to settlers by the company.
Extensive preparations are being
made in Wa-hliigtou for the convening
of u pure food congress. The object
of this gathering will 1e to bring
pressure to bear for the passage of an
anti-adulteration law to supplement
laws passed by the various states to
protect elti.ei.s from frauds iu tho
passing off upon them of article. of
food cither unwholesome or under
names other than those which thoy
should bear. The movement Is In tho
line of the hill introduced bv the late
Senator Paddock of Nebraska and to
which lie devoted three years of his
time in Washington. He succedced In
securing its passage in tho senate, but
it was defeated in the house through
the efforts of a powerful lobby.
The state department gave out for
publication tlie substance of the cable
gram sent to Ocner.il Woodford, our
minister to Madrid, in reference to
the do Lome letter. The statement is
as follows: "There has appeared In
the public prints a letter addressed by
the Spanish minister to Mr. Cnnalojas.
Tills letter the. minister admits was
written by him. It contains expres
sions concerning the president of tho
United States of such a character as to
end the minister's usefulness as a rep
resentative nt his government in this
country. Ceneral Woodford therefore
was Instructed at once to say to the
minister of state that the Ininiedintu
recall of Mr. Dupuy de Lomu is ex
pected by the president."
Representative James Hamilton
Lewis, of tho state of Washington,
has gone to Ottawa. Canada, to en
deavor to Induce the Canadian author
ities to send Into the Klondike mining
region an olVeial authorized to issue
miners' licenses. At present it is nec
essary for American miners who desire
to work in Canadian territory to go to
Victoria. H ('., to obtain their licenses.
Many of them fit at that point and
proceed to their destination on Cana
dian vessels. Ilepresentiitlvu Lewis
lias received many letters mid tele
grams from Washington urging him
to facilitate tho work of American
miners by using his inlluenco to hnvo
a Canadian licensu otlicial located In
the mining region, and he hopes to se
cure this concession from tlm Dominion
Clillil Nhut nt n Woililln.?.
Hk.vio.v H.viuioit, Mich., Fob. 0 At
a (lurinun wedding at the homo of
John Huwkora, near this city, a 10-year-old
girl was shot through tho
liSft breast. Physicians wore sum
moned, and cvorv effort Is being mado
to save tho girl's life. Tho affair was
reported to tho olllccrs as accidental,
butariosts hnvo boon mnde, and tho
matter Is being thoroughly investi
gated. Blr Itolmrt 1'uel Aluy llu on tlio Muco
London, Feb. 0 It is reported tht.t
Blr llobcrt Peel is to adopt the stago
us u career.
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