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WEEK'S DOINGS OF NATION
A C.rnonil Rrqimir f ttm Mnl luiporl
nnl l.ulmr uf tlio lliiiisr unil Somite
Kirt'iitWii mill lli'.trt Mictiliil Anl'nii"
Killed llrlcll). .
Tlio famous Loud Itlll ill relation tr,
r.reond class mall matter, Is now en
gaging tliu attention of tin' hoiise-
Tho poslnflli'ci ut Shclton. Neb., will
In; make u prestiVntial olllce on April
1, anil tins compensation will lie $1,000.
Senator Allen has reported favorably
Ihi! bill for llio transfer of tin- l't. Sid
ney military post reserve to the state
of Nobrnsku for educational purposes.
Secretary Rllss li.is approved for
patent to the I'nioii Pacific Railroad
coiupiiny a list of hinds selected under
ItHgran't-ciiibraelng llio lien -a in tin;
North Platte district of Nebraska.
Senator 1'liur.stoii and several other
senators nnd one or two ineinber.s of
the house have gone on n Junket tin
odleially and at the expense of a New
York paper to Havana and other
parts, of Cuba.
Tlio secretary of the navy has re
reived through Dip Hritish ambassador
information that I lie Canadian govern
incut would hereafter allow American
vessels to carry merchandise Iroin one
port, in Canada to another.
Chairman Cannon of the house ap
propriation committee lias introduced
n bill appropriating Mn.oro.iioo to be
expended at the disercti'm of the
president, and to remain available un
til dune :i(), H'i'.i. The bill will pass
both houses with but little opposition.
The house committee on military af
fairs him reported favorably upon' the
bill to remove the charge of desertion
from the military rceoidof Kmnuiu'l
Shanipof Unco'ln. The case of Mr.
Sliamp Is a peculiarly Interesting anil
meritorious one. lie was drawing a
pension for total disability whun it
was discovered that a charge of deser
tion stood against him in the records.
Mr. Shanip lias proved by conclusive
evidence that he una t alien prisoner
and his company mis mustered out of
sorviiv before he could return to it
after being released.
Secretary Long has scut to congress
for inelusl m in the urgent, deficiency
bill an estimate of an appropriation of
MOO.OOO to bo Immediately available
for the equipment of os'sols in the
navy forth j present fiscal year and
for the! limcdiate supply of ll)(()(ll) tuns
of coal to K'ey West. The larger ves
sels of the Meet, the secretary says,
cannot approach nearer than seven
miles of Key West. At present, they
coal from schooners at Tortugas and
at other places near by when weather
permit. There Is one flat lighter
with a capacity of ,'!D0 tons now at 'y
West. This is not suitable for use n't
any distance from the port.
There were no less than live im
portant developments Monday having
ii bearing mow or less directly on the
troubled relations between the I'liilcd
States and Spain, viz: The introduc
tion In congress by Mr. Connoii of a
resolution carrying S.10.000.000 for the
public defense, the withdrawn' by the
Spanish government of its intimated
objection to the eontinuancn in olllce
of Consul-! ieneral Lee, the order to
the cruiser Montgomery to proceed to
Havana, in place of the Tern, the pas
sage through the house of the bill in
creasing the artillery arm by two
regiments, and the institution of
negotiations looking to the purchase
of warships for our navy.
Ills said the state of I-'lorida has
untitled Admiral Slonrd that on the
tirst of next month is proposes to en
force the state quarantine law against
all crafts arriving from Cuba as sure
prevention of the Introduction of yel
low lever. Admiral Sicard has report
ed the facts to the navy department
and awaits instructions. The presi
dent probably will communicate w ith
the governor of Florida with a view to
securing an abatement of the law so
far r.s it is proposed to apply to
naval vessels, this being the speediest
manner of dealing with the case, al
though it may be stated that the na
thmr.1 government never has recog
nized the right of any local authori
ties to stop Its vessels in case their
movements were deemed necessary.
A bill has been Introduced bv Sen
ator Alien providing that any honor
ably discharged soldier or sailor,
physically unable to carry on occupa
tion as a farmer, may obtain title to a
homestead as now provided bv law
without actual occupancy, lie also
introduced a bill to remove the charge
of desertion from 1 he record of .lames
. Pace; Representative Sutherland a
bill to pay Austin U. Jacob of Kdo-nr
81.10 for a horse taken from him during
tho civil war; Representative Mercer
to pay 8100 to K. 1). Harnnrd for a
judgment found In his favor. The
comptroller ol the currency has de
clared a third dividend, -t per cent, in
nivor oi mo crciiiiors of the Herman
National bank of Lincoln. Neb., male
ing in all 1!) per cent on claims proved,
amounting to 8S0, MS.B1.
The decision of .ludge Rogms hold
ing the United States federal meat
Inspection law to be unconstitutional
apparently causes no concern to the
otllelals of the agricultural department
at Washington, under whose adminis
tration the law is executed. They re
gard the decision as one largely 'tech
nical In character, which will not
effect the practical operation of the
law when applied to the Inspection of
meat Intended for Interstate traffic or
export to fifreign countries. Their
chief regret In the matter appears to
lie. the failure to convict lloyer of the
Dold Packing company, 'who was
charged with attempting to bribe one
of tliu meat inspectors.
Captain Mortimer has been chosen
as commander lor the Monitor Mian
tononialt now in the Delaware waters.
The navigation bureau is busy with
preparation of the death certificates
lor the. families of tho victims of the
Maine ill, aster. The work will be
completed about March 1.1th.
Secretary Long has decided to send a
naval vessel to Cuba at once with forty
or fifty tons of provisions for the suf
sering recononutruiliH's. The vessel
has not yet b.-en chosen, but which
ever one it is will take the provisions
to Cuba and at once return. The sup
plies will bo furnished by the New
York Cuban relief committee.
J Naval oflicers are deeply Interested
in trie report that .Spain is buying
warships of (ireut liiilaln. It is not
known whether they really are or
The fdate department has been in
formed that a small revolution Itti-
broken out at, Valencia, about ".'Of
miles from ('unisons, the capital (
Lleulenant-Comiiiander Sobral, for
mer naval attache of the Spanish lega
tion at Washington has sailed for
Spain, lie talked too freely in relation
to the Maine alSalr.
Representative 'Sreon of Nebraska
has introduced a bill to uuthnrlo a
rcsurvcy of certain lands in Cheyenne
county. Nebraska, on account of errors
existing in the present survey.
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the passage in the senate of the bill
to transfer the Fort. Sidney military
post reservation to the state of Nc
braska for educational purposes.
Senator Pcttigrcw bus reported fav
orably the bill which has passed the
house authorizing the Nebraska, ,Kan
sas V (iulf Railway company to con
struct and operate' a railway through
the Indian territory.
First Lieutenant .1. II. Shlpton. First
artillery, has been selected as I'liltcd
States military attache at Rio de da
nclro. at the instance of Minister f!ry
an. This will be the llrsl time tlie
Fulled Slates has maintained a mili
tary attache in llrazil.
Debate in the senate the past week
on the Alaskan homestead and rail
way light of way bill was very spirit
ed. During the debate It was' shown
that the Canadian Pacific railway is
the worst of monopolies, nnd the 'sen
timent seemed to be that it must be
suppressed. The advantages it pos
sesses over it American competitors
are such that the latter cannot touch
it in relation to traiiv-coutiiieuta! busi
ness. The Loud bill, to correct alleged
abuses of the second class mail matter
privilege, which last year passed the
house by a majority of I II to 101, was
buried by an overwhelming majority
by the house. The vole was not taken
directly on the hill, but on a motion
to lay it on the table. P.y a vote of
Hi'.' to lll the motion was carried. Forty-seven
republicans joined with the
democrats and populists in accomplish
ing this result, and ten democrats
voted with the majority of the repub
licans. The refu.-ai ot" Mr. Loud to
permit n vote on an amendment at the
last minute was responsible in n mens
me for the result, but the strength of
the measure undoubtedly waned
throughout the three days' debate.
After a debate lasting several days,
the senate passed the bill extending
the hoinstead laws and providing for
a right of way in the District of Alas
ka, Comparatively little discussion of
general Interest was created by the
lilll. Section i:i providing for certain
bonding concessions to Canada In lieu
of privileges to be extended by the do
minion government to tills 'country,
however, induced a pretty lively de
bate, as it brought into controversy
the old llsheries question on tlie New
Kngland coast, which has been pend
ing between the Fnitcd States and
Hritalnfor a hundred years. The state
ment was made on the Door of tlie sen
ate that there was ecry reason to be
lieve that by the passage of the bill
the Hshcries quest ion could be settled
without great elVeot, as assurances flto
that c fleet had been received from a
large ami iiitlucutlal cicmciu in Can
ada. A report to the New York Il?rnht
from Washington says: Fully realiz
ing l.'ie importance of preparations for
any iniergcney, the president has di
rected the navy department to open
negotiations looking to the purchase,
abn ad of warships. This fact is now
for the first time made public. F.ight
men-of-war are practically for sale to
the I'nitiil .states. The president has
given consideration to the advisability
of placing an option on them. The
navy department has been carefully
watching tlie construction abroad,
through the eyes of Its naval attaches
at London, Paris. St. Petersburg. Mer
lin, Vienna and Koine. Through those
naval attaches and from the ship
builders themselves the secretary of
the navy has learned that he can' now
purchase two small sized battleships,
two armored cruisers and four torpedo
boats, all at a comparatively low-price.
The builders have promised that they
can deliver tho vessels to agents of
this government at this time complete
in every respect, and all that will he
necessary for the government to do
will be to order tlie necessary details
of otllccrs and men to any 'pint de
sired. The Spanish situation developed two
new phases .Sunday when It became
known that the .Spanish government
had formally requested the recall of
Consul-tieneral Lee from his post at
Havana, to which request the I'nlted
Stater, had courteously, but llrmly, re
fused to comply: also 'that the Spanish
government had suggested the impro
priety of sending relief supplies to tlie
Cuban leconcciitrailocs on tlie cruiser
Montgomery ami gunboat Nashville,
to which suggestion the Flitted States
had L'lven a like answer in tint nnim.
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steps came in a brief and explicit cable
dispatch from Madrid. Prior to its
receipt, however, the authorities here
had been fully conversant with tlie
facts, although no Intimation had been
allowed to get to the public on either
subject Tho disclosures from Madrid
left no further ground lor reticence in
Washington and after a conference at
the White house between tliu presi
dent, Assistant Secretary Pay of tlie
statu department, and Secretary Long
of the navy, the matter was made pub
lic. Spain may, however, give lien
eral Lee his passports.
Tlie senate imi,,li.... .,., t i i
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altairs lias passed favorably upon nil
nmeniimoiii 10 the sundry civil appro
prhitionbill providing an appropria
tion of S:i.1.0ii0 for the purchase of
Point Lookout, with the view to iu
corporating it in the Chicamauga am
Chattanooga national park.
Tho state department has received a
call from Senor du Hose, the Spanish
charge, who has received information
bringing the record of the alleged
filibuster Dauntless up to date and It
is lindci-stoo'l In, Inn. il.i.o,.h,..I .. ....J..
plcto memorandum on that MtblAot
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Mif liiijKirlniil i:piil if I In- , t sx
Itii.ls (iiri-fiilt.v (dltci Icil tout Cnnili'iiM-il
I'linl-jii "Mil Doini-llc lining Clniinl -Wed
fur llii,t I'ropli. Iti lic.iil,
The village of Watersineet. Midi.,
lias been nearly wiped out by lire.
The rubber companies of (he coun
try are endeavoring to ell'cet a combi
nation. The pope on March '.' celebrated Ou
twent icth anniversary of his corona
nation. Senor Canipoi Sales win elc.'led
president of Itreiil No disordei was
The powder works of Santa Cruz,
Cal.. are busy night utid du making
A consignment of Untiling guns has
been forwarded from the Itrooklyn
navy yard to Peiiscola, Fla.
Miss Annie L. Kd wards, who resided
alone in her home at .lamison, Pa.,
was murdered for her money.
The passengers of the La Cham
pagne ntr being conveyed from Hall
fax, N. S.. to New York by rail.
During a brawl at Athens. III.,
tieorge Rlckstraw was fatally shot by
a gambler named Klicr liilchrist.
Adolph Liietgert, the wife murderer,
v.lll manufacture sausage for use in
the .lollet penitentiary, lie is pleased.
Because he bought beer during the
campaign. John .M. li.iod. mayor of
Columbus, I)., has been ousted from
The greater pa.'t of the business por
tion of Heme. K'as., was dest royed liy
lire, the total loss footing up about
Win. A. DoiKon. an employe of a
Chicago notion store, committed sui
cide by jumping from a third story
It is said a secret plot exists to as
sassinate King tieorge of (irccce. The
lirst attempt, wliidi happened recent
The new torpedo boats Talbot and
(iwlnu will soon be completed and
made ready for commission by the
The Mallory line steamer Nueces
left New York Saturday for K'ey West
with seventy-live tons' of relief sup
plies for Cubans.
The Spanish cruiser Almiraute
Oqiiendo, arrived in Havana harbor
Saturday and was received with a
I'nlted States Senator Mills of Texas
has formally withdrawn from tlie race
for re-election which leaves the choice
to (iovernor Culbcrtson.
A rumor is current iu Seattle that
the steamer Itessie K., number of pas
sengers unknown, has gone to the
bottom of the Pacllic oei;au.
It is said t.'overnor Pingi-re will call
nn etra session of the Michigan legis
lature. His object Is said to be ' to
secure railroad legislation.
The condition of (ieneral Rosccrnns.
who is ill at his ranch near Los An
geles, Cal., is very bad. and all hope of
his recovery have been abandoned.
Two tons of dynamite were shipped
from Cincinnati to IVnsac.da. Fla. The
shipping llriu declines to say whether
on government or private account.
The steamship Dauntless was libel
led by the government the oilier day
charged with filibustering. The vessel
is now in charge of a deputy marshal.
W. Takasi, new consul to Chicago
from .lapaii, blew out the gas iu his
room at a San Francisco hotel, and was
discovered iu time to escape deatli by
St, (iaiidens, the famous fculplor.
who has made several statues, nota
bly the Logan equestrian statue at
Chicago, has resolved to go to Par la to
reside in tlie future.
The war department, has decided to
abandon its relief expedition to Klon
dike, the conclusion having been
reached that mi necessity now exists
The Ohio senate has passed a liil t
require all coal to be weighed before
screening ami it is now a law. The
measure was urged by the miners of
The Mississippi valley liiiuberinens'
association held its seventh annual
meeting at .Minneapolis, .Minn. Win. I
Irwtu of Chippewa Falls was elected;
Margaret Maloney, aged eighty-four.
living alone In a small house in the I
suburbs of Cleveland, )., was burned i
to a crisp in her home, the .ottage ,
having caught tire in some manner. I
At Hlddcford. Me. all the depart-I
incuts of the Peppcrell and I.aeonia i
cotton mitts have started up in full I
after a shut down of seven weeks on
account of a strike of operatives
against a reduction In wages.
Rather than make public the salar
ies paid Its executive oflleers. as de
manded by Insurance Commissioner
McNiill of -Kansas, the lireenwich
Fire Insurance company has notified
him of its k.tcntioii of quitting busi
ness In that stato.
The City of Vlcksburg. one of tlie
finest Anchor Hue boats on tlie Missis
sippi river until the tornado of May
27, 180(1, when Its upper works were
demolished, lmi been bought, for the
St. Louis naval reserves. It will be
remodeled into a gunboat.
A. J. Cassat's famous Chestorbrook
Mock fur.ii near llerwyn, Pa,, was re
cently almost totally drstroyod by
tire. Twenty head of valuable' (jticrn
dey cows were burned. The damage
is estimated at about ito.0')o.
The Santa Fe railroad has iiiada ar
rangements to let its box cars bu used I
for advertising purposes. It will try
the scheme as u revenue produce:'. If
not satisfactory tho road will discon
tinue tlie practice.
The application of the Chicago Inter-Ocean
for an Injunction to restrain
the Associated Pi-ess from enltlno- on"
its news srrvlco to that paper was de
nied by Judge Waterman.
The.l. M. Ithitr llriek company of
Cincinnati lias assigned.
KM McCoy lias posted u challenge to
light-ny mini in the world.
A receiver has been appointed for
the Massachusetts National Life
A commission of Americans bar, been
formed to boom American corn at the
Paris exposition in Woo.
(us Walton and Richard Hunting
will ille as the result of being caught
by a cave-in at T Mirki.na.
Colonel Picqiint"..who was challenged
to a duel by Cuinte L'sterhazy. as an
outgrowth or ou'.i trial, ha.-.' refused
to answer the challenge.
Friends of Valentine Hoy, who was
murdered sonic days ago' near Rock
springs. Wyo.. caught and lynched
no- panics guniy oi ine crime.
John Howard Parnell, brotherof Hie
late Charles S. Parnell. and national
member of Parliament for Soiitlimeatli,
has been elected city marshal of Dub
lin. Mabel Keating, known from New
York to San Francisco as the 'queen
of pickpockets." was Ahot and fatally
wounded by Jerry Suldvan at Sail
C. S. Cunningham, defaulting pay
ing teller or the F!rsf National lunik
of Cincinnati, is now in jail in default
of SMO.ooo bond, lie is charged with
Whi e attending a rcxivul meeting
being conducted at Dubuque. la. .by an
old ncgivss, Michael Nojrgh's dramat
ically confess d to n murder he had
coiuini'tcd sis tears ago.
A igilunco committee has been oi
gaul.eil at P.ulueah. K, . to deal with
the numerous hin-gkiriis that are be
ing perpetrated there. A slriiigou.
idlers ordiu.iiiio ami a curfew law Inc.
lames II. Carpenter, inventor of the
Carpenter projectile. (rt at Reading.
Pa., of pneumonia, aged fifty-one. He
was hi ii-u in New Noel: and served
with distinction iu tin navy during
the civil war.
Postmaster-( ieneral Hary has ottered
a reward of SI. .mo for the' arrest and
conviction of each person who partici
pated iu the tunrdei' oT Postmaster
linker at Lnkei'ity. s. C.on the night
of February VI.
The stc'imcr Ma"ia Rleliuier.-,. on
her maiden voyage from liremeii to
Italtimore with Itii steerage passen
gers and a general cargo, was towed
into port at Halifax. N. s... with a tail
end shaft broken.
A negro named Will .Imp's was
lynched at Lake ( o.-morant. Miss., by
an unknown mob. for outraging ii
colored woman. The negro was tried
a week ago for a .similar otrence. but
the evidence was not .-utlleient to con
The navy department is sending
ammunition In supply the Wintic
s.(iiadron. The training ship Mohican
will convey to Honolulu thirty tons.
1 1 will then be forwarded to tlie licet
by th Itetiiiingtou and Italtimore
now lying there.
Passed ssltant Paymaster Kdw in
IS. Webster, I', .s. N.-, has been ills
charged from the navy with one year's
full pay. He was found unlit for pro
motion by a naval 1m mid recently and
the discharge Is iu accordance with an
act of congress.
A four-handed duel too!,- place be
tween farmers residing In Fulton
county. Ky. lawsuit was the cause.
loe l.yneli was snot. Ins son Hurt !
Lynch was cut. Wade Harding was
shot mid James Moore was stabbed.
All are seriously hurt.
Dr. Charles Crooks, (l prominent
young physician of Chicago, while la
boring under a til of insanity, attacked
ids family with a carving k'nifc. Ofll
eers were called on. anil In trying to
quiet him one of them ilred. iiilltcttng
a wound that will prove fatal.
An artist of Paris became crard
over the Dreyfus affair and the trial of
.ola. He was possessed of the halluci
nation that he was Major Kstcrhazy.
and jumped from a high window to es
cape from officials whom lie thought
were after him. lie was Instantly
At Ryan. I. T.. three men entered
I he house of Dr. Hle. upon pretense of
needing his professional services. They
bound the doctor and his wile and tor
tured tirst one and then t the other
liy burning their feet until their vic
tims gave tlieui Still, all the moiiev
they had iu the house. A posse is iu
pursuit ami threats of lynching arc
Signor Felice Carlo ( avalotli, poet,
dramatist, publicist, and the well
know n medical member of the chamber
of deputies for Corte-Oloua, was killed
at Rome .Saturday iu a duel with Sig.
uoa Macola, member of the (iucttu di
Vene.ia, The encounter was the out
come of u press polemic in the columns
of the Milan S.'cole and the (iazctta dl
Vencia. It took place at an un
frequented spot outside the Porta Mug
glore. The participants, though po
litical opponents, were personal
A London dispatch says: "Accord
ing to the .statement of a man whose
cards describe liim as being an electri
cal engineer, whose name cannot lie
disclosed, but has been forwarded to
Washington, he sold to Spanish otllccrs
In Loudon some years ago, several
mines, eight or ten of which were
placed in Havana harbor. He said he
IihiI a special and peculiar construct
ed cable which lie contends he can pos
itively identify If the smallest piece is
produced. The man who made the
foregoing statements is nn Kngllsh
man. and he says he Is willing to go to
tlie I'nlted States as a witness."
A dispatch from Havana sayar "The
great iron railroad bridge near Hoi
guln, known as the ('undo bridge, has
been partially destroyed b the insur
gents, who used two dynamite bombs."
Kx-Chlef Justice WyelllVe of the
Cherokee nation has been phiia-d in
jail at Vlnlta, 1. T., on the charge of
News lias reached F.l Paso, Te.Y., that
the Santo lomlujo mine, iu tlie Santa
l'hilalie district, fifteen miles south of
Chihiiuhnu, .Mexico, was burned. Two
workmen were burned to deatli. The
loss amounts to half u million dollars
and It will be twelve months before
tliu mine can be operated.
NEBRASKA IN JWJEF
ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM
OVER THE STATE.
A Cnmiilrto I'.clnr of Hie I'.nt 1Vr-k'ii
llnppriiliien In Mm Trie I'lHiilerV Stale
- -.Succinct Summitry of ili Moot (in-
II. M. Ibishnell has assumed charge
of the Lincoln postolllie.
A building boom is on in Fremont,
and every carpenter is busy.
1 '(Torts are being made to operate
the Urnnil Island cunning factory this
A two-year-old son of Hans Itungc,
near Cairo, was burned frightfully in
a prairie lire.
Piiknown parties robbed the store
of W. K. liassett at Sidney of about $.11)
Rather than stand impeachment, Kx
eiscinan Vaill of Lincoln has resigned.
The proceedings against liim have
Will i). Seeley, a Kearney young
man. and well known, committed .sui
cide by shooting himself In the head.
The motive is a mystorj.
Conrad C. Sinner, age I sixteen
years, while attempting to board a
train at Harvard, fell neucalh the cars
and was instantly killed. His body
was frightfully mangled.
Miss llowarton, a cool, in the Koch
ler hotel at (irand Island, was caught
iu tlie elt v.itor and sustained injuries
of a severe nature I'nliss inflamma
tion should set 111 no serious colisi
queues are feared.
W. II. Miles of liulYulo Dili's wild
west show rcc nlly telegraphed from
Curtis a tender of his services with 100
cavalrymen, through the governor, to
tlie United Slates government, nil the
men to b. cowboys from the range.
Sometime ago a wayfarer died in!
Dakota ity and w s buried In the
potter's ilill. The other day bis
brother came to j:c , the remains but
found tho grave empty. H is believed
the remains were stolen and taken to
a Sioux City medical college.
Secretary Nason of the Nebraska
Cuban rcliif 'ommissiou has requested
tho Other ineinber.s to meet at Omaha
to dispose of the supplies already re
ceived, including four cars of corn
and one of Hour, lie is now arranging
transportation. The corn will prob
ably be sold ami the proceeds invested
The exposition authorities have been
notified that (iovernor lilaek of New
York has appointed a slate exposition
commisson comprising Chimney Depew,
John Jacob A st or, W. Seward Webb
Henry li. Hobart and Abel L. lilaek
man of Now York city: Charles N.
Stow of Deposit, Jacob Ames of Syra
cuse and John C. (iraves of litiil'alo.
It has been suggested by a member
of the state press association, and one
high in authority, that inasmuch as
press headquarters are to be furnished
in tho Nebraska building, the associa
tion ought to arrange to have a man in
charge of the headquarters to cstenda
welcome to all comers iu the name and
on behalf of the state pressasociutiou.
Considerable complaint is made by
parents of pupils in the primary grades
of the lleatrice schools because of the
advanced studies which are given the
scholars, which, they say, are lar in
advance of their years. Teachers in
these grades to whom the matter has
been mentioned admit, the fact, but re
ply by saying that they have no right
to change the schedule of studies. It
is believed the grades will be changed.
The verdict of the jury in the case of
the state against the bondsmen of e
Trcasurer Hartley has received noth
ing but. condemnation from those who
know the merits of the case. Attor-ney-(iencral
Smyth says he Is able to
show that one juror expressed an opin
ion before the trial of tlie case. The
verdict Is generally looked upon as ri
diculous. The jurors decline to dis
cuss by wliat hocus poeus of reasoning
they arrived at their conclusion.
A woman with four small starving
children drove Into Shclton on their
way to Kearney in an open wagon
which was loaded with bedding anil
other household goods. Their desti
tute condition was noticed by some
kind hearted people who toot,- them to
a hotel and wanned and fed them,
and sent them, on the following day,
to their destination, by train. The
woman's husband is In jail at Kearney
awaiting trial for stealing some wheat
which hu wished to make Into bread.
A pyramid of corn In the ear made
up of contributions of one bushel each
from the fanners of Missouri, will bo
owe of the features of the exhibit from
that i,tute at tlie Omaha exposition.
TI pyramid will be built In courses,
each course representing the number
of bushels annually produced in tlie
state and the highest and lowest mar
ket prices which it sold at during the
same year. The courses will be separ
ated by layers of red corn. The,-
mid will be constructed on the 1' h
tlan order, und the figures and pr. .es
will cover u pciiod of thirty years.
The TilTany company of New York
has taken a space of V.000 feet for their
display at the exposition, but will re
quire something additional to tliu or
dinary in tlie way of guardson account
of tho value of the exhibit, which will
be of diamonds. It will have one dia
mond alono worth -.100,000. The ex
pense of putting up the exhibit will be
Louis and Anthony Dlnmlre, farm
ers southeast of Rising City, had a nar
row escape from being cremated iu
their house. The house caught fire iu
tho night and thuy barely escaped
wltii their lives.
York is to have a new opera houst? to
cost H 1.1.000. Iti seating capacity will
The cash drawer of the depot at
Hartlngton was robbed of about S.10 ir
cash by parties who waited until the
agent was away from the depot oi;
other railroad biisinesi.
Five prisoners broke jail at (Irand
Island, each one a hard customer
wllh a penitentiary sentence confront
ing him: They have not yet been
Adjulant-tieneral P. If. Harry has
selected gi omuls at Omaha near tin
exposition grounds for the next an
nual encampment of tlie Nebraska Na
tional guard. The selection of Omalui
us the place of the encampment was
niadc by (iovernor Holeomb as commander-in-chief.
OThe date of the en
campment has not been fixed.
Complying with a recent ruling or
suggestion of Jtilgc M linger on the
subject, the attorney-general ban illeit
tin mi judinont to his petition in his
suit against, the receiver of flu, rimtini
National bank to recover the$V8.1,T1T.s..
lost to the stato by the failure of that
bank. His amendment is to bring sut
in tin; nainoof the state Instead of that
of the piescut treasurer, Mr. Mescrve
The man who stole u horse from
Samuel IinholY at, Columbus about u
week-ago, was arrested in Madison
county mid brought back. He gave
the uuine of Frank- Robinson, lie
waived preliminary examination I
was bound over to district court in the
sum of Si. (WO, in default of which hi
languishes in the county jail, lip
horse v. irprrrnnied to its ow nor. Rob
iiison 1). a
stranger iu Columbus, nooiu-
) know l.im
Hans ( liristoioeii, a Lincoln i.Ikm-
makor, v.lts chnnncil to nli c ,,.i. .
llio vvheij- of the Missouri Pacific vves
nounil rreight :i;si about twelve miles
east of Lincoln. Tlie de -eased was
scvellt.v Ihreeyenis (dd. Je uu ,,
know u relatives and made his home
witli ('. Zackariasun, m lVKI North
Fourteenth street. Christenseii has not
been ui'. righl m-iitally for sonus time
und had wandered away from town
during a temporary lit.
The supreme court before adjourn
ing, did not pass on motions fm- .-.,
hearings. Motions of that nature are
pending in several criminal and civil
cases, including tho ease in which
ex-Slate Treasurer Hartley is defcand
ant, also the case of Whitney ami
Mills of Harlan county and the llarrett
Scott bond case The court alllrmcd n
Sn.OOO verdict against tlie It. ,fc M. in
tlie Kellogg ease from Phelps county
When Mr. Kellogg was last hoard
from he was not expected to live
owing to Injuries received while act
ing as station agent.
The W. C. T. P. of Ashland held nu
inorial services for Frances ). Wlllard
last Sunday at the Congregational
church. The audience was very large X
and the exercises very oH'ootivo and in-
tcresting. All of the pastors gave
short addresses on different phases of
her life and work. Two or three ap
propriate recitations were given by
the younger people. The admirers of
Miss Wlllard have always been very
numerous in Ashland. Including boiiu
who had known her iu childhood and
Joseph I'inbland, living about three
miles southeast of Howe, in Njuialia
county, went to Auburn tho other day
and called up Dr. Oppcrman, who has
been coroner of the county for lnan.v
years, and asked him if he was coro
ner, saying at the same time that Mrs.
Samuel Fmbland had been killed.
Word was at once bent to Dr. J. Jt.
Jack, the present coroner, who, has
started an investigation. Nothing
definite is yet known. The supposition,
based on street rumors, is that her
husband. Sam Fmbland, went home
from Auburn drunk, and that he may
have attacked her. This rumor has
not been verified. Mrs. Umblmid is
about thirty years of age, and formerly
lived iu Auburn. She leaves a three
weeks' old baby.
Judged. II. Hroady and II, A. Hub
cook, attorneys iu tlio suit to compel.
Auditor Cornell to draw warrants on i
the state appropriation for tho home l
for the friendless, have secured lenvi
of the supreme court to withdraw
original exhibits and substltuo certi
fied copies. The court decision deny
ing the writ applied for leaves the
attorneys free to anneal the district
court from Auditor Cornell's action on
claims for salaries and supplies. It is
understood, however, that Judge
Hroady believes ho can securo a re
hearing and get tlie writ prayed for in
the salt just decided. The supreme
court held that mandamus was not.
the proper remedy, but that an nppeal
should have been taken to tho district
court from Hie auditor's action. The
attorneys believe this to be true where
the auditor rejects a claim, but in this
case the auditor Is said to have refused
to take any action whatever. lllr
reason was that tho slate boards had
not passed upon the elalins, therefore
he refused to draw warrants. Attor
neys for the home hope, by showing
the facts, to secure a writ compelllng
the auditor to act or refuse to draw
warrants. In tlie latter event they
em appeal to the supremo court.
Fred Francis, chief rate clerk in the
passenger department of the Jt. ,fe M. y'
at Omaha, and brother of (Joncral Pas-
singer agent Francis, has gone to Chi
cago to take the position of olilef rate
clerk under (ieneral Passenger Agent.
Kustjs of the "y." He has been with
the Ihirliiigton In Omaha for about
Dr. A. R. VanSIekle, city physician
oi Hastings, ion irom his bicycle and
dislocated his collar bone.
Tlie Roman Catholics diocese of Oma
ha has sent $.184 to tlio distressed Cu
bans und has $.10 on hand which will
be forwarded In u few days.
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