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THE EED CLOUD CHIEF.
RUMORS OF A SPANISH
A Strong Vrenr It llrnucM on Rpsln by
Reprrtrntatlrrt of Continental Hiiro
pran ro(r An Arinlillie Would Not
Chance tint Situation.
WAnniNOToy, April 11. It U learned
nt one of tho foreign embassies that
tbo bpanlsh government today has
under very earnest consideration tlio
issunnco of a proclamation declaring
an artnlBtie In Cuba. Thin decree ha
not yot boon signed so far as Is Icnown
here, nor does the Information Indi
cate thnt a final determination tliit
it shall lssuo has been reached asyet.
Tlio measure, however, Is being
trough pressed upon the considera
tion of Spain by sumo of the conti
nental European powers, which have
acquainted their embassies with the
It Is tho hope of tho powers urging
this movo that by means of this con
fession war mlirht lu averted, al
though It Is realized that tlio United
States may not regard tho concession
as adoquato to meet the ease.
Tho Spanish government, It Is said,
holds to the position that It will yield
everything to avert war, have two
things Independence of Cuba and
American Intervention It Insists that
If cither of theso latter moves is In
sisted upon by tho I'nltcd States as a
necessity to peace and Is carried Into
effect, It will regard It as an overt "'
and as placing tho I'nited States In
tho attitude of talcing iho llr.st step
toward war. It is because of Spain'
refusal to yield on either thu Inter
vention or Independence propositions
that tho armistice proposal is not re
garded as assuring u change hi thu
Nothing has been received from
Minister Woodford upon the subject
of a proposed armistice or Index upon
any subject. Even an nrmlslicu pro
claimed by Spain, there la authority
for the. stntement that it would not
change the purpose of the administra
tion to bring the matter to an Imme
diate issue. An armistice at this .stage,
It Is said, would not result In tho post
ponement of contemplated action even
tor a day.
CUNSULS LEAVE CUBA.'
Alt Anirrlrun IlrprcM-titiitlwHMri- iiin- -Mr.
llrliti Ih Mining.
ITava.a, April 11. 10 a. m .Ml is
quiet in Havana at this hour. Walter
11. Harbor, tho I'nltcd Mates consul
nt Sagun la Grande, has arrived hero
from his post. Ilu was scut fur by u
Alexander Urleo, the ennsnl at Ma
tanr.as, is supposed to have left that
ailace on a schooner.
Pulaski I'. Hyatt, the United Ktatcs
consul at Santiago do Cuba, has al
ready left that port and Is now in
Tho American newspaper correspon
dents, with Consul General I.ce. arc
ready to leave hero on tho Fern at
about 5 o'clock this afternoon.
Alexander Chilian, the llritlsh consul
here, Is rendy to take charge of Amer
ican intercsln so far as allowed. Mr.
(lollau Is likely to rise to tho occasion,
and may hi) an important factor in fu
A diplomat hero told this corre
spondent last u'.glit that he did not
believe there would bo war between
tho United States and Spain.
Kinhston, Jamaica, April 11. Tho
nteatnor Revcrly, Captain Andersen,
ailed for Clenfuegos yesterday with
tho United States consul, Owen Mc
Uarr, and other Americans for llostou
by way of Key West
Kansas Cirv, Mo., April 11. Tho
Star nays. Tho fact that Alexander
llrlce, consul at Matanz.as, did not
Join Consul General Lee's party in
Havana to-day to leavo Spanish soil is
considered unarming In view o! the
conditions prevailing at Matanzas
when tho Star's representatives with
the relief cargo left Matanias last
Tho press dispatches from Havana
are unsatisfactory, simply conjectur
ing that Consul llrlco has loft Matun-
r.aa In a schooner.
There was much Spanish feeling
against htm In Matan.as, and it is pov
alblo that this hatred culiuhiated lu
MURDERED BY HUNDREDS
Fpuilili Solttleri Open In Their Mnnsh
tcir of llelplrii Itnrunrantritiln.
Kkw Yoltif, April 1 1 A cable to
tho New York Journal from Havana,
April 5, via Jacksonville, Fin., April
s, says: "At least 300 roeoncentrados
who returned to their huts In the
country from Matan.as, Sintn Clara
and Havana arc known to have been
murdered by Spanish soldiers in the
last threo weeks. Too weak either to
resistor to escape, they fell easy vie
tins to tho soldiers.
"All around Havana, as close as
Gunnnbneoa, the soldiers havo begun
to secretly murder tho reconcantra
.los, who are afraid to remain lu the
town any longer. For the past week
tho consuls havo bcon so busy getting
the Americans safely away from the
island that they havo had ro time to
Investigate any of tho murders of tho
NOTED OUTLAW KILLED.
Mambar nt ttia Jennlnn
Hiot a Uoaan Tlmaa,
Okla., April 11 Dick
West, a member of the Jennings gang,
nnd ono of tho most notorious outlaws
of thu Southwest, was killed south of
this city at 7 o'clock yesterday morn
ing. Officers had been on tho watch
for hlm for noma time nnd located
him in a camp Thursday night At
daylight a lively battle ensued and lie
vat aliot a doicn tlmoi before ho
CRUSHED THE DERVISHES.
llnlimonil Cnptnred After Ureal
CAino, Egypt, April 11. The Anglo
Egyptian forces under General Sir
Herbert Kitchener, carried the fortifi
cations of Mahmoud at Atbara yester
day morning nnd captured Mahmoud,
the dervish general.
Mahrnoud'rt army was practically
wiped out. Four thousand of his fol
lowers wcro captured and 2,000 foil in
tho battle. Tho losses of the Anglo
Egyptian forco include Captain
v. ??. ?
Urquhurt of tho Cameron High
landers nnd Llcutonnnt Gore of tho
Seafort lllglandcrs, hilled and ten
ofllccrs of tho llritlsh brlgado and
four British olllcora In tho Egyptian
service wounded. Ton British pri
vates wcro hilled and ninety wounded.
Tho Egyptians lost llfly-ona men,
killed. Fourteen of their oflleera and
31l private were wounded.
Tho llritlsh cavalry, according to
tho latest dispatch, is pursuiug tho
remnant of Muhiuoud's army..
SERIOUS AT PORTO RICO.
Aii'crlrim CoiiMll M-rks Siifily lit Saint
'I ImmiiH ITiiiIit It Duiiluli I'lag.
Nmv Yoiik. April 11. A dispatch to
tho New York lUrald fromSt Thomas
"So serious has tho situation bc
omc In San Juan dc I'orto Rico that
.ho I'nltcd States consul there, 1'. C
Ilanna, has been ordered to thlslsland
where the rulo of Denmark will In
sure his safety.
Fearing an outbreak against for
eigners, and particularly against
Americans, Consul llnunu and all the
members of the American colony spent
the night on board the llritlsh steam
er Virgin ins. They did not dare to re
main in their homes, not knowing
what direction tho fury of the In
flamed populace might take.
Military rule, which always prevails
in Por'.o Rico, has now become most
stringent Tho censor will uot par.s
any news, and 1 am forced to uso apo
dal boats to thiu Island to illo my dis
patches. liven with tho greatest efforts the
police and troop havo not been able
to prevent bloodshed.
Wey'.onsm Is blamed for tho falluro
of autonomy and the troubles follow
ing. The elections are known to havo
been falsillcd, tho military taking
posses-don of tho polling booths to In
sure tho miccc-s of their candidates.
The indignation of tlio people at the
government forcibly imposed upon
ihem Is beyond bounds.
The number of persons In tho pris
ons throughout tho Island has been
Increased ?') per cent Thcro havo
been riots and bloodshed in the princi
pal towns l'onee, Aquadllla, Cayev
and Vegabaya Tho arrival of n tor
pedo fleet from Spain, it is believed,
would cans j an uprising against both
Americans and llritlsh, if they had
not all gotten safely uway irom the
island before that time
Hie AmliAiiatlort' Call on Molllntvy
Cimm n Naif Feeling In Madrid.
Madiiii), April 11, J1:V) a. m. The
political situation Is unchanged. The
opinions expressed by the ncwspapcrH
arc oontn.dlctory. Some of them hold
that war is inevitable and others hope
The Correspondence do F.spaua
says tho Intervention of the powers
has produced at Washington an effect
favorable to Spain. It adds: "Spain
can accept tlio friendly counsel of tho
powers to aolvo the question, which
the cannot rcccdo in front of tho
'Iho Globe iLlbornl) this morning re
joices at tho "calmer judgment of
yesterday's press," highly commend
ing the uttornnees of tho Correspon
dent do Kspaua and tho Kpoca und
adding: "Neither America nor Spain
can ignore tho collective action
without daring the Huroprun
powers. Knglnnd'a participation
neecbsltstos Spain's watchful
eye on tho developments.
We have uot forgotten that the Times
says: 'In order to troat with the In
surguutt tho Spaniards must pocket
their pride Unless tho powcra tie
the Americans' hands against further i
aiding the insurgents their interfer
ence will be of little benefit to Amer
ica, Spain or Furopa. "
BERNABE SAYS IT IS WAR.
Ill a lpanlli Mlnhtar Anuria That Spain
liai Conna-ltil All Ihat Ilia Can.
Wamiinoton, April 11. For tho first
time since his arrival In Washington,
Minister Polo y llrrnabo has aban
doned his buoyant air. Thoto who
havo seen him in the last twenty-four
hours hare found him in a sober fraino
of mind. He said to a visitor last
night that he saw noway out of tho
controv.-rsy except through war, and
intimated that Spain had gone as fur
at the ever would lu the direction vt
t I9av v.li
W2WMMM- , :M
LEE N AVAS1LLNGT0N.
THE CONSUL GENERAL.
At Itlrlimond 10,000 l'eraona nnd u Con
pany of Infiintry Welcome VIi-kIiiIu'h
Kormrr lm-rnnr To Appear lit Once
Itcforc Sc-uuta Committer.
Waphinoto.v, April 1.1 (Icneral
Fltzhugh Lee nrilved lu Washington
at half-past li o'clock, and, entering u
closed carriage, and wns driven at
onco up tho avenue, a hundred or
moro bicyclists accompanying thu car
riage. The carriage belonged to the State
department, and (icneral Leo was
driven at ouco to tho department,
prcMimnbly to report his arrival and
receive any Instructions it might have.
Word had gone through tho depart
ment that he was duo to arrive, and
the corridors in front of tho secre
tary's department were jammed with
people, nnd as General Lee rdepped
from tlio elevator in front of tho sec
retary's door tho crowd gavo three
rousing cheers, which rang through
(icneral Leo bowed his acknowl
edgment and was immediately ush
ered into (ho secretary's loom. The
enthusiasm throughout tho building
was Intense. (Icneral Leo remained
In tho building only n few minutes,
quickly departing, accompanied by
Secretary Sherman and Assistant Sec
retary Day for the Whlto house. The
State department at once telephoned
the Sennlo to arrange for (Icneral
Lee's appcaranco before tho foreign
HtniMONH, Vii., April l.'l. Consul
(icneral Fithugh Leo arrived hero at
11 o'clock this morning in a special
train over tlio Atlantic Coast line.
Tho train remained at the depot about
ten minutes. There wero at least
10.00U people proscnt, including the
governor and stalT and the Itlchmoud
Light Infantry llluos. ,'J'ho governor
welcomed tho consul general, who
made a brljf speech llo said the
time for talk was over and that the
time for action had come.
The howitzers llrcd a salute upon
the arrival of the train. Tho wildest
General Lee, in his speech to the
crowd, to whom lu was Introduced by
Governor Tyler, said: "I cannot talk
to you now; In fact, this is not the
time for talk, but the tinio for action.
(Chcors.) What aro you yelling about?
l)o you want to llht'.''' A protracted
outburst followed from tho wildly
gesticulating crowd. The consul's
wife, son and dnnghtor joined him to
accompany hliu to Washington
Wavchor1, Ga., April l:i. F.iery
station along the route of Consul
(Jeneral Leo's special train lavished
uttentlon upon him Tho country for
miles in tho Interior furnished ardent
admirers, who came lu carts and
wagons and on horseback.
Savannah, Ga., April 1 .At Sa
vannah more than ft.OJ) persons wero
nt the station to see (Icneral Lee when
thu train came in.
WAR TALK IN SENATE.
llrxiilnllniiH III tho I'pprr ('Ii.iiiiIkt
Speri'li li.v Mr. Allium.
Wamiinoton, April 13 In the Sen
ate to-day Mr. Lindsay of Kentucky
started the Cuban resolutions with
declaring the United States should
co-operate with Gome, in any military
operations In Cuba, Mr. Wilson of
Washington followed with a declara
tion nutliori.lng tho President to use
tho army anil navy to end hostilities
nnd sccuro a republican government
In Cuba. Then cuiis Senator Allen
with another, declaring a state of war
to exist between Spain and the United
Stntcs and rccogul.Iug thu indepen
dence of tho republic of Cuba
Mr. Pettus of Alabama made a legal
argument regarding authority to de
clare and prosecute war. Thon Sena
tor Mason of Illinois mado a speech In
favor of war and recognition of tho
Insurgent government In Cuba.
Tho Houso was very quiet to-day
and after n brief referenco to Cuba by
Representative llailey of Texas con
sidered u District of Columbia bill.
LEE FOR RECOGNITION.
A l'aragrnph In lio Menii?c Over Which
The ilanural Unit lilt ItroiT.
fir. Louis, Mo., April 1" A corre
spondent for the St Louis Globs-Democrat,
who accompanied General Lee
on tho f.pcoiul train from Tampa, Fin.,
wires his paper. "There U ono part of
tlio President's Cuban inessago to
which Consul General Fltzhugh Leo
takes exception. It Is thu paragraph
which states that It is not wlso nor
prudent to recognl.o tho so-calUyl re
public of Cuba. Your correspondent
was with him last night when ho ruad
that part of tlio message, on tlio
special train in which he is flying to
Washington. His brows contracted a
little when ho read that paragraph,
and a few moments later Vieu Consul
Springer voiced his sentiments when
he said Cuba should bo recognized as
Hang McUlnlor In V.mtT
El.nm, 111., April 13. President Mc
Kinlcy wan hanged in efilgy last night
Formal Warning (ilrtn.
Madiiip, April 13 Tho naval com
mander of Port Malum, capital of
Minorca, one of tlu lialenrlo islands,
has issued notice that torpedoes havo
been laid to defend tho port. No ves
sels will be allowed to outer before tl
o'clock in the morning. They must
remain outside, awaiting instructions.
I'rovliloni Ilnubla In l'rlori
Havana, April 13. Fine summer
Weather prevails here, nnd nbout the
usual business movement was noticed.
Provisions, however, buve been
doubled in price
FOR SPEEDY ACTION.
Iniinrill.ttr InlrrrrnllDii In Cuba To Sup
port the McnE-.
Washington, April 1.1 Tho Senate
committee on foreign relations re
sumed Its sitting this morning, nil tho
members being present except Mr.
Daniel. The conimltteo Immediately
took up tho task of formulating n
resolution defining its idea of the
course to bo pursued in tho present
complication with Spntu. Mnny
minor differences were developed, but
thoy were not of such u character us
to dispel hope of securing a Html
The committee's conclusion, so far
us a conclusion has been reached, is
to report all the I'oraker resolutions
except tho second, together with u
strong prcninbie reciting Uio Muluo
disaster as cause for deep resentment
upon tin part of this government.
Unless the committee changei its de
cision thu following, in addition to the
preamble, aro the resolutions which
will be reported:
'First That the people of tho isl
nnd of Cuba arc, and of right ought
to bo free and independent
"Second That tho war Spain is
waging In Cuba Is so destructive of
thu commercial and property interests
of thu United States, and so cruel,
barbarous and Inhuman In its char
acter as to make It the duty of the
United States to demand and tho gov
ernment of tho United Slates hereby
does demand that i-ho at once with
draw her land and naval forces from
Cuba and Cuban water.
"Third, that tho President of the
United States bo, and is hereby
nuthuri.cd, empowered und directed
to use, if necessary, Iho cntlro land
and naval forca of tho United State
to carry these resolutions into effect"
Tho commlttco remained together
at its first sitting till almost 1 o'clock
and then adjourned to half-past 3
o'clock to hear Consul General Lee
The formal vote was not takon, but
the committee knew what its report
would bj when It adjourned at noon
The result waa not, however mada
At noon It was announced thnt the
Houso commlttco would make no re
A Republican member says the reso
lution to bo reported by the Repub
lican majority will follow tho desires
of tho President as expressed in his
message, but possibly declaring that
speedy uction should bo taken, in
viow of all tho circumstances. The
Democrats had practically agreed to
support a rcsolni'on declaring for in
dependence and linme Unto armed in
tervention. There is n good deal of tall: of tho
Republicans meeting In caucus and
determining tlio nature of the resolu
tion upon which they shall vote and
instructing their colleagues of tho
c mmittec on forolgn un'.tlrs to report
such a resolution. It m pointed out
that this plan would insure tlio near
est approach to harmonious uction us
the Republicans would thuu bj bound
by a caucus decree.
It is probable that the Republicans
will caucus to-night Mr. Caution,
chairiuali of the appropriation com
mittee, said this ufU'ruoon: "I re
gard war as inevitable. Tho United
States will Intervene, and interven
tion means wa."
Representatives (Srcm'Jiior, Dlngloy
and other leaders, it Is asserted, havo
agreed to the resolution.
The resolution presented to tho
Houso committee by the steering coin
m ttco Is as follows:
"Resolve. 1, That t lie war now ex
isting between tho government ol
Spain and the people of Cuba has
been conducted by Spain in flagrant
violation of tho laws of civilir.rd war
fare to such an c.tent as to shock tho
moral senso of tho nations of tlu
world and to crcatea condition which,
n tho languago of tho President,
lias become 'insuferab'.o' by tho
United States; that all diplomatic
eflorts to terminate this condition
havo failed; that the people of tlio
inland of Cuba arc and of right ought
to bo froo and independent nnd
that the President be and ho Is here
by empowered und directed to forth
w.th terminate hostilities in Cuba und
to secure to the people of that island
a stable and Independent repub
lican government unit that ho In:
and ho Is hereby authorized
and directed to uso tho laud and
naval forces of tho United States for
tho purpose of carrying this joint res
olution into effect."
Mr. nnle-lliillor Intmn.
Oakland, Cal., April 13. Lady
Yarde-lluller was arrested yesterday
on a charge of Insanity and given a
i lib in tlu patrol wagon before her
identity was known. Shu was found
wandering around aimlessly. Physi
cians will examine into her mental
condition. Two years ago tho Yarile-Kull-r
divorce caso was Iho talk of th'i
day in London.
Thry Unit a Murui? 1'iinisgo.
Ilti.ir'AN, N. K. April 13. Tho
American men-of-war San Francisco
and New Orlenus (formerly tho lira
r.llian ship A-.nazonas) arrived here
this morning nt 11 o'clock short of
coal, llolh vessels left London on the
-''tli ultimo, and had a stormy pas
sage during the last olght days.
Mol) Cnntliiuo lu Vurin In Had rid
Mmhiid, April 13. Throughout last
evening demonstrations continued in
various quarters. Tho police aud
gendarmes repeatedly dispersed largo
crowds Calm was restored, but tho
gendnriues are patrolling the streets
aud other precautions aro maintained.
lly Kirort of (lanilarmai.
Maiiiiid, April 13. It is said tho
United States minister, Stewart U
Woodford, leaves Madrid to-day. It
is further alleged that he will bo ac
companied to the frontier by an es
cort of gendarmes.
NEWS OK NEBRASKA.
SUCCINCT SUMMARY OF
.Moil liuporlHiit llnpprtiliiKH of Ilin l'usl
Hrxrn l)n llrlclly Monlloiu-il Alt Por
tion of tint Ktuto Cmcri'd A Tliornncli
Jlecuiuo of XuliruHkit Noun.
Sunday's rain, which was prolly
general in Xobrnsku, has greatly
helped weeut nnd grass. Kvcrybody
feels revived over the prospects of
Sonift idea of the t'vtcnt of the trip
now being taken by tlio World-lloruld
Cuban relief train wlilc'.i left Oiuulin
last wool; may ho Obtained when it Is
known that lion tlio big train roaches.
Now York City U will havo pasted
through ten states and rolled over "."iC
miles of ('una hi soil. Tho territory
covered by this train aggregate 1.UI0
mllcu. From Oinnliii tho train passed
through Nebruskn, Kansas and Mis
souri to St. L uU. Tli.'iioo. over tho
Waba.sli, tlio train wont through Illi
nois, luilanu, Ohio und Mlohlr:ni, pass
ing through such tnwm as Decatur
und Danville in Illinois; Lafuyotto,
Logansport and Pom in Indian; Mont-polloi-
in Ohio; Adrian and Drtroit In
Michigan; WiniUor, (ilonooc, London
and Hamilton in Out trio. Passing
Niagara Fulls, tho train goes to l'.uf
full) and thence is carried to Now
York by tho Lackawanna route. From
Ilull'alii tho train pa-.sos through such
town-, us D.uisvillo. Rath, Corning.
Ulmiraunil IS ugliuutptnu in Now York;
Soi-.inton in Pennsylvania ami Pallor
von in Now Jersey. All along the
route tho train was greeted by crouds,
and expressions of wonder nt th ie
murknhlc rooouporativo power-, of
Nobra-ikn wcro heard on every hand.
The train was a great advertisement
Governor lloloonibheld a conference
Wednesday with nllloor.s of the Ne
braska national guurd. As u result
the governor sent the following oll'er
to President Molin'io. :
Lincoln. Nob.. April 0. His I'.vool-lom-y.
tlio PiosUlont. Washington. 1).
('.: 'Commanding ofllccrs of Nehru dm
national guard in conference join with
mo in unreservedly placing at your
disposal entire organled military
forces of state in event of hostilities
with Spain. Willi slight additional
equipment forces are ready for active
duty on short notice.
hii.A-i A. Hoi.roMii. Governor.
Governor lloleouib called the confer
ence, doubtless having lu viow prepara
lions fornetiveduty in easeof war with
Spain. He also wired Senator Allen as
follows: "Keep mo inlvNed of progress
of events. Nebruskn desires to do her
full share in upholding national honor"
In reply t ho gowrnor received the fol
lowing dispatch from iscuuti r Allen:
'Tender nil state troops without de
lay. In the event of war with Spain I
desire through von to phioe my sor-
ices at the disposal of the Mate to
Mrve the country in Mich capacity as
you may assign mo in defense of tho
national honor and for Cuban liberty. '
Wednesday afternoon tho governor
held u consultation with Brigadier
General Rills, Adjutant-General Hurry.
Colonel Itiscliof of the First regiment.
Colonel John P. Itratt of the Second
lojrlmont. Captain Culver of Troop A,
Captain Murdoch of the light artillery
battalion ami Maj. Iklwurd Halo,
jiulge-advocafo. Thesis olllcor.s dis
cussed the .situation und authorized
(icneral Harry o telegraph the war
department for .such equipment as will
bo needed in case the troops are called
Attorney-General Smyth has begun
.suit lu tho Lancaster county district
court to eject the society of the home
for the friendless from their buildings
and grounds. The action is the result
of long conciniicd dllVoroneo and liti
gallon as to has the right, to control
tho home. The petition is brief. It
recites that the defendant is organized
under the laws of the state und Is in
possession of certain property of which
a minute description is given. It is
alleged that since July 10, 1V.I7, the do
fondant lias unlawfully kept and still
keeps possession of tho properly,
bulldingH. and uppurtenances, keeping
the plaintiff out of possession, to
which tlio plaint UY is rightfully on
titled. Judgment for the delivery of
possession of the premises Is asked.
The hoelety claims vested rights.
Roth parties to tills litigation now have
suits pending in court. Several mouths
ugo the appointees of Governor Hoi
comb began it niaiidamus suit to com
pel the ofllccrs of tho society to give
tip tho home. Subsequently tho
h icicty brought n inandanius suit to
compel the state boards und the
.statu auditor of public accounts
ti allow salary claims and bills con-t-actcd
for the support of the homo.
This latter suit was brought for the
purpose of testing the right of tlio
society to draw on the state uppropr -atlon.'
Roth suits were throw u out
of court on tho ground that mandamus
was not the proper remedy. I.uiit
week tho society coinmciiccd another
suit in a slightly different form to
compel tho auditor to cither mjeet. or
approve claims from the. home, Now
thu attorney-general, acting in the
interests of the atato and Governor
Holcomb'H appolntcc-i socks to secure
possession of the. Institution through a
writ of ejectment.
The supreme court handed down its
decision in the Mayor Moores v.. Shoop.
et al. The court reversed the Judg
ment of Judge C. U. Scott, wliu hud
enjoined tho Oniulia lire und police
board from removing curtain nicinhurn.
The court held that the board could
remove for "cconoiuiu" rtusous.
Samuel Cochran, engineer of the
ChcsMr branch of the !!. A Jd., living
at Fairmont, while llxlng thu head
light of his engine, slipped and fell,
Mi iking across one rail on his left arm
and chest. He was unable to speak
for somo time. No bones were broken
but internal injuries lire fcurcd.
Kind words arc never lost, but they
are frequently mislaid.
Reports have reached Valentino thnt
u terrible prairie tiro Is raging about
twenty miles northeast of that town.
H is feared much property will be de
stroyed. Prof. .1. A. Rcatty was re-elected
principal of the Peru Normal by the
Mute board of education. Very few
changes were made in the state nor
Captain Hnve of tho Omaha police
force lias been arrested for riding on
thu street curs on a pass. Tho chum
of his nrrcst is to test the validity of
the new nnti-pass law passed by tlio
Rehearing in the case of the state
against Kuctie Moore, ox-auditor of
public accounts, was overruled lit the
last sitting of the .supreme court, An
other case against Moore is pending in
the district court of Lancaster county
Governor llolcomh will he required
to show cause in the supremo court by
April l! whj he should not hear per
sonally Ih oluii-goi filed by Dr. Victor
Rosewater against three members of
the Omiihii lire and police commission
Omaha Gormim-Aii oricaii survhors
of the I 'iiiiu-o-Prussian war held a
meeting recently to organize a regi
ment to do battle with Spain. Seven
ty-llve were prtsonl, und temporal v
organization was o fleeted by choosing
Peter 1'onnor temporary colonel.
Albert Kitchen, the Rurlington rr.i
road employe who was injured Satu
day morning, died lit his homo. Do;1
was the result of internal injuries re
ceived while working on u car in tin
railroad ards. He leaves a wile ami
two children, lie was u member of
tlio Hurlington relief department.
Collector lloutz. of the internal rev
enue oflice al Omaha suj.s that tho pas
sage of the proposed war tax bill un
der the provision putting an additional
tn on beer of SI per barrel, tho re
ceipts of the district comprising Ne
braska and South Dakota would be
increased upwards of SIT,", 000 n your
The total increase for the United
States would be $3.i,O0l,0UO.
A now planing mill and box factory
is being creeled by 1-3. Krwin, north ol
the Union Paritle depot in Nebraska
City, and he will supply boxes for the
Argo Manufacturing company, eeroai
mills and King Drill company. This
is Nebraska lily's latest industry nnd
in time new features will bo added
It will give employment to a large
force of men.
C. Rlsloy, elalmiug to be the nephew
of Luther .1. l'.riggs of Council ISliilV-.
well known in wholesale dry good
circles as a prominent New York trav
eling salesman, tried to induce an
Omaha party to cash a cheek for $.'
drawn in his favor on a New York
bank, apparently signed by Rriggs
On advice from Rriggs thai tho man
was a forger, Rlsley was arrested.
It is expected that Attorney-General
Smyth will go to Washington in a
.short time to make tin application in
tlio supreme court for an order to per
mit of a show lug being made in sup
port of a motion to modify the decree
in the maximum rate case The inodi
tleatiou usked forvvlll be to permit tlio
board of transportation to make and
enforce rates which are shown to be
leasonablo under the conditions which
now exist und which will be u redm -lion
from the present local freight
Win. II. Curtis writes from Washing
ton that the mo.lel of tin: bttllo-dilp
Maine, which has been on exhibition
lu the corridors of tho navy depart
ment and bus been surrounded by a
crowd of tourists almost continually
since the explosion at Havana, has
been removed to.the basement of the
department to bo packed for shipment
to Omaha, w hero. It will be exhibited
this summer at the exposition. One
of the messengers estimates that the
model has boon inspected by an nv
erage of 1,00(1 persons a day since tho
l.'ith of February.
A. Kitchen, a Rurlington car repair
er, living at Win South Nineteenth
street. Lincoln, was dangerously in
jured Saturday in the Lincoln yards
while engaged at his work. Ho was
standing on the end of a way car
through which he had gone, when a
string of cars humped Into it. Ho lost
his balance by the collision aud fell
between the cars ami was drugged for
some distance. It was a minute be
fore his erics attraetcd the attention
of the workmen und when they. stopped
the cars he was found to have bcei
A formal application has been re
ceived til exposition headquarters foi
space on which to erect a sod house
The Nebraska exposition commission
is the sponsor for this undertaking
having voted S.VM to Mrs. L. Howser of
Norfolk, who will look aftur tho erec
tion of this typical Illustration of early
life in Nebraska and will take up her
ii'ii d. in the structure for the term of
the exposition. Mrs. Howser speaks
with pride of thu ten years of her
Nebraska life which was spent in a
sod house and she says that all the de
tails of household economies of the
early days will be faithfully portrayed.
The sod from which thu houso wlli be
constructed will be brought from Rock
county. The building will bo located
on the blufl tract a short distance
.southeast of the Nebraska building.
Governor Holcomb Is busy these
days answering numerous letters from
Nebrnskiins offering their services in
event of war with Spain. It keeps
him hustling, for there any number of
loyal citizens anxious to scrap wit!
The elections throughout Nebraska
Tuesday wero generally fought out
over the license and no license, issue
and wore only of locul interest. Tho
republicans of Lincoln madu a. clean
sweep except for councilmeii, tlio HrM,
second and seventh wards being cap
tured by the fuslonists.
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