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THE BED CLOUD CHIEF.
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SPAIN HAS ACCEPTED
ALL DEMANDS MADE BY
Tha Members Met In Joint Sratlon InTarlt
and Spula Immediately Tlrldad All
Brought Written Acceptance With
ThenvT Avoid War' Horror.
Pahis, Nov. 39. Tha Spanish and
Amorlcan peaco commissioners met in
eparato session enrly this morning,
not ndjournlng until noon. It wns
generally accepted that the Spaniards
would reply to tho American demnnds
at tho Joint session in tho afternoon.
At 3 o'clock tho commissioners met
In Joint conferonco. Without tho do
lay that was expectod, tho Spanish
commissioners immediately accepted
tho American terms.
When tho tncmboM of tho two com
missions were seated, Honor Mon
tero Ulos, tho president of tho Spanish
commission gavo tho Spanish reply to
Mr. Ferguson, tho Spanish interpreter
attached to tho United Stales poaco
commission. Tho reply of tho Span
lards wan so short that less than toa
minutes were rcqulrod to ronler it
Into English for tho Americans.
Tho scorotnrlos were then ordcrod to
prepare the troaty articles embodying
tho cession of Cuba, Porto Itlco and
the Phlllpplnoi, aud tho payment by
tin United States of 310,000,000 for
submission to tho meeting which will
bo hold on Wednesday next.
In accepting the peaco conditions the
Spaniards said they had been author
lied by their government to say that
tho American propositions wero Inad
mlsslblo on legal principles, but that
all diplomatic reioursos on the Span
Ish part are exhausted, leaving to
Bpajn only tho acceptance- or rejection
of Amorlcan proposal. Therefore,
Spain, inspired by reasons of patriot
ism and humanity, and to avoid the
horrors of war, resigns herself to tho
power of tho victor. She accepts tho
offered conditions in order to conclude
a treaty of peace.
The American demands Include tho
acqulstlon of the whole of tho Philip
pine group, Including the Sulu Island,
for 20,000,000 and It is nlso under
stood tho Unttod States wilt purchase
the Carollno group. There had been
an attempt to create tho Impression
that the Sulu islands were not consid
ered a part of tho Philippines, but
this was Ignored by tho American
Tho Cuban debt was not settled.
The commissioners are to meet again
, IT PAINS THE CONTINENT,
JCseeat Kngland, All Karope Itdinli
America's Taking tit Vhlllpplaea.
Paris, Nov. 20. The wholo Euro
jan continent will bitterly recent
American acquisition of the Philip
pines. This sentiment la not confined
to diplomats, but especially hero In
Paris Is tho opinton constantly heard
la the highest French society. It is
known that a high French offisial of
tbo French foreign oftlco said yester
day: "The appearanse of tho Ameri
cans In Eastern waters Is a disturbing
factor to all of Europe. Americans, as
la well known lack diplomatic man
ners and will surely bring constant
trouble to all of us."
As to tho general sentiment, William
T. Siead, wfio has just roturncd from
a tour of France, Bolglura, Germany,
Russia, Austria, Turkey and Italy, aud
Who has seen the highest politicians
la each country, and, In Fotne oases,
their rulers, said to-dayi "The lm
asanas majority of Europeans are, of
course, ignorant of what has happened.
latent upon their dally toll, they
neither know nor caro what occurs in
the other hemisphere. But Europeans
mho read the newspapers are able to
farm what may bo called 'publlo
opinion' In tho Old World. Thoy
!r praotlcally unanimous on
he matter. OnUldo of England
I have not mot a single non-American
Who was not opposed to tho expansion
of America. Nor through my whole
tear ot Europo have I met a European
ffco did not reccivo tho protestations
the genuine sincerity with which
the Americana entered upon the war
With mora or less mock incredulity."
Mr. Stead reports that tho bitterest
hostility ot all was found at tho vutb
DYNAMITE IN HAVANA,
tasty People Reported Killed or In
Jo red Wear ! Cuban Capital.
Havana, Nov, 80. A box ot dyna
amlto exploded this morning noar tho
Belna battery, killing or injuring
The explosion ocourodon tho Avcnuo
Infanta, between tho Santa Clara und
Balua batteries. Many boxes ot pow
Tar wero atorod In a private
house, which also contained flvo
rooms full ot cartridges. Tho
aroless handling of one ot tho boxes
) of powder (not a box ot dynamite as
at first r.upposed) or ot ouo of t)io
boxes of cartridges caused tho explos
ion, which killed or more or leas seri
ously injured thirty-flight persons.
Ignoranco hurts less than theknowl
edge of tho things wo don't know.
Paris, Nov. ?!). The arguments of
lha antl-oxpanslonlstn propaganda In
Boston havo been cabled broadcast In
Europe andj&njsh welcomo texts for
tho Frnencrvo aw, to enlarge on its f a-
vorlto jrwrJ,thy for Its neigh
0 fa, ,,.H HV'V.S.
ot ,8r.'5, mludod
Tf uadatiencan uo-
tho Marxist rights of
Native wire pullers', W loutl In
secure, xno iiu"yjto
Jlogley JiKclieok, .'
1. 1- 1iaaV WllltW "UHU11"
been published rttr
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IT IS PRACTICALLY THE END,
Slgnler of the Treaty
Form alUy Now.
WAsmwaToic, Nov. SO. Unofficial
advices that the Spanish commission
era had accepted the American peaco
terms, with a publlo statement that
they ylaldcd under the coercion
of a stronger power, wero roadily
accepted as truo by high government
officials. Hut np to 3 o'olook p. m.
nothing official had been received later
than tho advices from Judge Day yes
terday, foreshadowing tho evonts that
ocourrcd to-day. A feoling of rollef
was apparent In every department of
tho government becauso tho hopes of
peace uo longer hnug upon the under
standing of the Spanish diplomacy.
Tho signing of tho treaty is now
only n matter of form. The President
can proceed to troattho Spanish-American
war as a closod incident In his
forthcoming message to Congress,
and it seems probable- tho treaty
will bo signed bofora Congress
mcots, nlthough it may not ba
rr par ted to tho
Senate from tho
usual course after
to tho Senato by
till January. Its
tno I'rcomcnt would bo prompt rofor
encs witnout dobato to tho committco
on foreign rotations whore it is
likely to be considered at length and
finally reported. Tho committco will
bo divided in Its report and thus tho
issue of "expansion" or "no cxpan
olon" will bo Joined in Congress for
tho first tlmo. Tho discussion in
tho Sonate will of course be in oxocu
tlvo sesHion and tho great debato
which might othorwlso ocrvo to en
llghton tholr conntrymon on tho gov
ernment's new policy will be as care
fully guarded by tho senators as exec
utlve secrets usually arc
PLAN AN ENDLESS CHAIN,
Antl-KipaiulooUta Start a Mammoth
I'rotet l Over tha Country.
Boston, Nov. 89. Tho Iloston Antl
tmporallst Loague has begun tho prep
aration of a signed protest against tho
extension of American sovereignty
over tha Philippine islands, to be pre
sented to the President and tho Con
gress of the United States. Tho docu
ment will also protest against tho ex
tension of American covcrolgnty over
any other foreign territory without
the consent of tbo pconlo thereof.
Tho "antls" say thoy expect to
ceeuro 10,000,000 names to this protest
A sort of endless chain arraugomont is
tho method ot tho work, and all varie
ties of political opinion are represent
c J by the men selected to do tha work.
Utfforojhe Christmas holidays It Is ex
pected by tho league tho required
number of names may be secured.
Tha plan calls for fonr links to the
chain. One thousand men forming
link No. 1 will each secure ten men to
whom he will giro ton cards,
distribute and havo filled In with
names. In this way the four links aro
composed, and tho total result is ex
pected to be over 10,003,000 names.
1'raltle Flree Flay Havoc.
Pemit, Okla., Nov. H9. Pralrlo flrct
havo played havoo In Oklahoma and
Indian territory for tho last few days.
One farmer lost 1,000 acres of fine hay
lu the field, several hundred bales ot
cottou and 600 hood ot cattlo and hogs.
He estimates his loss at 820,000.
Millions ot tons ot hay in balo and
In bulk havo boon burned In other see
ttous, and no less than 100 residences
have beon destroyod. Several llvci
havo been lost in theso prairie fires.
In tha Kiowa Indian reservation t
strip ot land thirty by seventy-flv(
tnllcc, was burnod, causing great dam
ago. Theso Bros huvo been more de
structlve, owing to high winds.
NEWS IN "BRIEF.
Milan, Via.-Tho Jury In the case ot
the stato ogalust W. E. Forgeson, for
the murder of S. O. Wilson, returned a
verdict of guilty of murder In tha first
degree, at Manifest. Judge Paris O.
Stephens nt onco sentenced him to
bang, Friday, December aa
Ilaltlmore, Cardinal Gibbons, fol
lowing the popo's example, submitted
to be photographed before tho mute
scopo In five dlfforent serlos. The
understanding was that tho pictures
wero not to be shown in places of sec
ular amusement, but in religious and
Constantinople The energetlo no
tion ot Oscar S. Straus, tha United
States mluiater, has obtained a con
cession whloh the united powers had
been for eighteon months vainly en
deavoring to seoure, namely, the
granting of traveling permits to for
eigners In the Interior of Asia Minor.
Tho immediate Incentlvo to the action
of Mr. Straus was the Porto's rof usal
of permits to American missionaries.
Springfield, Ohio. Tho will ot P. P.
Mast, deceased, loaves his late homt
in this elty, valued at $225,000,
In addition to $03,030 value of stock In
the manufacturing companies of whloh
he was n stockholder, to Ohio Wesley
an university at Djlawaro. It leaves
81,000,000 to be divided between Mrs.
M II. IjoodiIs, wlfo ot tha United
States minister to Veneenela; Mrs.
Harry Fray ot Omaha and Mrs. Charles
K. Rodjers ot Springfield, his adopted
6liala.yrbo Mad Mullah, who, with
000 men, has beon threatening to pass
the Swat frontier, has crossed the
Swat river and fighting hns occurrod
between his followers and the Indo
Dallas, Texas. Passengers on the
6U- Louis & Southwestern tratn give
details of n street fight that occurred
ntHugho Springs, on tha lino be
twoen Alarrs und Cass counties, in
Texas, in which Constablo James
Driver and his son, David, woro killed,
und lion Doom;, a prominent resident,
was wuunilcd. Tlio affair rcsultud
from a trivial matter.
170 SHIPS WRECKED,
169 LIVES LOST OFF COAST
OF NEW ENGLAND.
The nijf IloMcti Coast Mai Steamer Re
ported It With NIoely-NlQB 1'eopN
Aboard Flthlng- Solioonori, Tag nntf
Barge Asliora Many Crana l'orlib.
Ilontof, Nov. 30. It is believed thai
100 persons lmvo perished In tin
wrecks of vessels during tho storm or
Saturday night and Sunday morning.
Moro than sovonty havo probably been
lost asldo from tho passengers and
crow of tho steamer Portland, whlcb
Is uow reported sunk.
Tho Portland sailed from hero foi
Portland, Mc Saturday night. Sh
carried nincly-nlno persons passen
gcrs and crew. A dispatch to tho Ilos
ton Herald from North Truro says the
Portland was totally wrecked at 1C
o'clock Sunday morning, oft Highland
light, nud tho outlro crow and pas
acngors perished within a short dls
tnnco of land. A largo quantity ol
wreckage. Including trunks and ma
terial, has como nshoro. At dark, last
night, thirty-four bodlos had been re
covered from tho surf by tho life sav
ing crew nt High Head station. One
body wns that of n woman.
Thonowsof the disaster was brought
through tho agency of n special train,
ns communication to Iloston by wire
from points on Capo Cod Is impossible
on account of tho damngo by tho
The officials of tho Portland Steam
ship company stated this morning that
thoy had received no tidings of the
missing steamship. Tho revenno cut
ter Dallas, which started yesterday to
look for tko missing boat, had not re
ported up to 0 o'clock this morning,
and no word of tho steamer had boon
received at Portland.
The total number of vessels wrecked
Is estimated at moro than 170. Tho
loss of life is hard to detormlno exact
ly. It Is known that about fifty per
sons perished In and about Boston har
bor. Reports from other places, In
some cases, stato that the crow of this
or that vessel escaped. Many Bay that
tho fato of tho crow is unknown.
Some survivors havo turned up
and life saving stations aud Incoming
vessels havo bronght a few Bailors
from wrecks. Perhaps a score would
cover those of whom nothing is known
not including the fifty-flvo who were
on board the stoamcr Portland.
The islands ot Boston harbor arc,
without exception, strewn with wreck
and wreckage; no fewer that twenty
nluo vessels are ashoro, at Gloucester;
moro than twenty in the supposed
safo harbor of Vlnyard Haven are high
on the beach; Nantaskct beach saw
two schooners and a coal barge dashed
to pieces on Us rands; tho rocks- j of
Cohassct sank a fisherman, a pilot
boat and a down-east lumberman,
while one tug and threo barges known
to hao been bctwoon Capo Cod and
Boston are unaccounted for, and prob
ably lost Tho upper harbors of Bos
ton, Plymouth, Salem, Portsmouth,
Portland and other places where ves
sels were snpposod to be comparatively
safo woro tho sccnos of numerous col
lisions between tho ships and tho
Tho chief loss of lifo in Boston har
bor occurred on the little stretch of
beach at null. Tho shoro thcro was
lined with men, when two now coal
barges were seen in tho oiling driving
ashore. Captain James ot tho lifo
saving crow wns thoro with his men
and boat, but ho said that tho wind
blew ri fierooly that not men enough
could find room in tho boat to row
against tho 'wind. Through tho
snow the forms of five men could bo
mado out on tho deakhousc of the
first barge. With a crash tho bargo
struck the shoro, crumbled and then
melted Into fragments, which tho
waves In unothor minute cast upon tho
shore. As tho bargo went to pieces
the dechhouso slid oft townrds tho
shore In the surf. Men rushed Into
the water and dragged out tho crow.
A moment later tho second barge
struck. Two of her crew of four wero
STOCK NO LONGER FOR SALE,
Alton'a rretldcat Takes Baok tha Option
CnicAao, Nov. 30. Negotiations for
tha purchase of tho controlling inter
est of the Chicago and Alton by a syn
dicate headed by Prcsldont Stllwell of
the Kansas City, Pittsburg and Quit
road, have been dropped for the pres
ent President tylackstona of the Alton Is
said to have withdrawn tho option ho
had given and announced that his
stock Is no longer for sale, and advised
his friends not to selu Most ot tho
largo stockholders In the Alton will be
gutdod by this advice.
Spantih Troop March Oat of rinara'ttBlo
Havana, Nov. M At noon yester
day General Hcrnandea Velasco, with
3,000 Spanish troops, evacuated tha
city and province of Pinar dol Rio.
They left the city with bands playing
and banners flying. General Velsseo
made formal delivery to the mayor.
Half an hour afterward a Cuban lieu
tenant colonel entered with 850 men.
Chamber riot to Interfere.
Paths, Nov. 80. The ministor of
war, M. Da Freyclnet, In tho chamber
of deputies, refused tointerreno in tho
Ptcquart affilr and the liouso ap
proved tho government's declaration
regarding tho separation of military
and o'vll powers by a voto of 437 to 73.
Tho voto in tho chamber enables the
nncl-Dreyfuslteo to sing a song of vic
tory, since tho Droyfuslttts demand
was for the government to order tho
Pioquart court murtlal pottponod.
Nevertheless tho wholo debato B&rved
to advance tho ctaso ot Droyf us.
ONLY THE TREATY REMAINS,
IVare Comralttloaer Kxpect to Start
llomn In Two Weeks.
PAnis, Not. 8a Abarzuza, tho
Spanish peaco commissioner, discus
sing the peuco negotiations, said: "Wo
havo fulfilled our mission here and
havo agreed to make tha treaty of
peace, but we do so under protest that
our sovorolgn rights over tha Philip
pines nro still intact Our memoran
dum sots this fact forth, though, ad
mittedly, it cannot affect tho treaty.
"We loso our colonial empire, but
America docs not know what now and
difficult responsibilities oho Is under
taking. Tho island of Mindanao alont
will keep hor busy for years."
Asked if the treaty will contain any
refcrenco to debts, Senor Abarzuza
nnsworodj "No, inasmuch n tho
Americans havo put theso questions
aside and havo refused to take them
into account whon framing tho treaty.
Subsidiary matters, such as cablo sta
tions and so on, will bo dtalt with
separately. I don't expect moro than
two or threo sittings nfter to-morrow.
Scnor OJeds, tho principal Spanish
secrotnry, said: "Peace is assured. We
have agreed to sign a treaty in accord
ance with tho protocol of Washington,
but at tho Bame time protesting our
sovereign rights over the Philippines
and stating that wo only yield to tho
hard American terms owing to our In
ability to renew tho war and in the
presence of superior force."
Secretary Moora of the American
commission puts It in this way: "The
Spaniards accepted our conditions un
reservedly and a draft of a treaty will
be laid before tha joint meeting to
morrow. They havo accepted 820,
000,000 for the Philippines." Judge
Day remarked with undisguised grati
fication: "I hope wo shall be sailing
for home In a fort night. Everything Is
Tho Spanish commissioners were
gloomy and depressed at Monday's
meeting. There was no Interchange
of tho usual compliments and civil
ities. They were performing an un
grateful task under compulsion. It is
known that Senor Mentero Hlos asked
Premier Sagasta to accept his resigna
tion from tha commission rather than
forco them to cede or surrender Span
ish colonial empire. But Sagasta ap
pealed to them to fulfill their mission
In the interest ot the dynasty.
For tho first timo since tho meeting
of tha commission tho Spaniards have
shown thalr feelings. When General
Cerrero entered his carriage he put a
handkerchief to his eyes, being over
come with emotion. Montero Riot
left tho meeting place with bowed
head and a spiritless gait, tha picture
The secretaries of tha two peace
commissions, Messrs. Mooro and OJeda,
began their joint task ot formulating
tha articles of the peace treaty at 3
o'clock this afternoon aa directed by
their respective commissions at yester
day's conference. This work will bo
cosy and rapid, as to tho relinquish
ment and cessions referred to in the
protocol, the torms of which document
will bo transferred bodily to the
Tho secretaries, moreover, will em
body In tentative articles, for discus
sion on Wednesday, tho subjects ot tho
religious freedom of the Carolina isl
ands, a naval station for the United
States In the same group, cable land
ing rights nt other points with Spain's
jurisdiction, tno release of tho Insur
rectionist prisoners and tha revival of
the treaties broken by the war,
HIS LIABILITIES GROW-
Muncar QlUatl'a Debts Accreffate About
Aim.nNE, Kan., Nov. B0. The known
indebtedness of Grant G. Glltett was
added to yesterday by several chattel
mortgages that wero filed In tho office
of register of deeds here. There wero
mortgages that had been placed by
Glllott in the week before ho ran
away and wore unrecorded till yester
day. A reporter with n cattle com
mission man went through the mort
gage records ot this county last night
and figured up tha whole list of re
corded mortgages given by Olllott, his
relatives and employes whteh aro yot
unsatisfied. The aggregate is 83,182,
224. About $100,000 of this is blanket
mortgages, that is, it is duplicate
mortgages, so tliat tho total amount
)f this paper that is afloat, as Bhown
by tho rceords here, is $1,500,000 In
round numbers. Following is a par
tial list of this paper and the ones who
gavo the mortgages as owners of tho
G. O. Oillctt, $fnl,375; G. G. Glltett
and E. B. Curtis, $122,005) a H. Brum
baugh, Gillctt's brother-in-law, $28,
BOS; Uolllnger fe Baumbaugh, $501,061;
E. C. & W. H. nolllnger, $13,832; W.
II. St Joseph Bollinger, $10,095; C. R.
Uolllnger, 830,888; J. S. Baumbaugh,
(87,302; J, W. Qlllett, 8100,314; C. H.
Troxcl. 890,013; C. W. Nalll, $90,330.
Tho Baumbaughs and tho Hollingers
iro related to Qlllett by marriage.
Troxcl and Nalll were GUlett's law.
Sam lAris Cutsro, Cal., NoVTrO.
Samuel L. -Findley, tax collsotor, baa
cmbezzlad nearly $50,004 In county
funds and fled. Ha left nothing la but
safa. It la nlno days slaw ha was aaao
TO RETURN HOOLEY'S $50,000,
The Carlton Club WlU Hot Keep tha Vay
matnr'a Campaign fa nil.
London, Nov. 80, Tho Carlton olnb
has offered to return to the Hooley es
tate tho 850,000, which Ernest Hooloy,
tha bankrupt promoter, contributed
como time ngo, through the alub, to
tha funds of tho Conservative party.
Ilooloy testified In court that this gift
svuk purely a business transaction to
get Hupport from tho olub in one of
bU tunny schemes.
MBS. LUMON'S CASE.
PATHITIC STORY OF A DE
ftonbaml (loet to Amtralla, I.ravtn; Wife
aa d Babe Behind Offers to Semi for
Her I r She wlU Abnndon the Little One
She Refotea and Starts Home to Mother
The denth of tho tcn-month-old
child of Mrs. Effle Lunnon last Sunday
on tha Rock Inland train just a few
statlous west of Lincoln, of which
mention has been previously made,
occurred under distressing circum
stances. Tho hlBtory of tho lady
bIiows that alio has suffered a great
deal in tho past few months, and a
few incidents in Lincoln indicated sho
was suffering bo Bovcroly that It was
strange she did not fall 111 herself.
Sho' married her husband, George
Lunnon, at Middlovllle, Mich., two
years ago last February. In Septem
ber of 1807 he took her to California.
Two weeks after landing there ho
took a notion to go to Australia, nnd
ho did so, leaving her in a dellcato
condition. Since ho left bIio has re
ceived two lettci-H from him, ono con
taining $25, nnd tho other Btatlng that
ho would pay hor expenses to como to
him if sho would give her child away.
Unless sho would consent to do this,
ho said, ho would lmvo nothing moro
to do with her. Sho rofused, nnd used
the scanty means at hor command for
several months, or until sho was al
most destitute. Then bIio wroto of
her condition to hcrparcnts in Michi
gan, who were respectable, but pos
sessed little means. They sent her n
second class ticket to her home. Tho
child sickened boforo the trip. On tho
trip, through tho kindness of tho rail
road company, tho mother and baby
had accommodations in the sleeping
car, and the care of a physician from
Pueblo. The Infant died only a short
distance from Lincoln. Tho mother
was given a stop over at Lincoln and
the body of the Infant was taken to
Hcaton's undertaking establishment
and properly cared for. Tho mother
was almost hcart-brokon. She had
kept constant watch over her child
from tho beginning of its illness, nnd
Its death had found hor in a physical
condition unfit to bear tho strain. A
number of charltablo ladies of Lincoln
went to see her, and when ono was
about to comfort her, sho fell insensi
ble Into her arms. Sho was in that
condition for about an hour. Sho said
afterward that sho was heart broken
and thought that she, too, was dying.
Rind hands decorated tho llttlo casket
with flowers, and transportation for
the body pt tho child was furnished by
the railroad. Mrs. Lunnon was bent
on, being furnished sleeping car ac
commodations. May Die.
While out with a hand sled looking
for "free rides," tho sevcn-ycar-old
son of V. Laro of Wymore fell under
tho wheels of a wagon and sustained
injuries which may prove fatal. Ho
was trying to tlo a ropo to tho wagon,
and In soma way was thrown under
neath and tho rear whcclB passed over
his abdomen and also broko his right
arm. He was picked up unconscious
and carried Into tho Jeffrey houso,
whero physicians cxprcssod tha belief
that his injuries would prove fatal.
Has a Bad Futl.
Mrs. Spunogle, n lady over eighty
years of ago, foil down a full flight of
stairs at the homo of her daughter,
Mrs. Lee Haldcrmnn at Hastings,
where she Is residing. Sho had started
to descend, but lost her balance and
rolled to the bottom. Her collar bono
was broken and sho received several
Bcvero and painful bruises. Sho is re
ported resting very well, considering
her extreme age and nature of her
Ban Do n.
The fast mail on the Union Pad fie
ran over and instantly killed a wo
man who wan walking nlorfk the track.
The accident occurred about ono mile
west of Papllliou. Tho remains wero
identified as Miss Annlo Weiss, who
lived near Portal. Her head was cov
ered with a shawl and the wind was
blowing from the opposite direction
from which the train approached it
was evident that the woman received
uo warning until too lata.
CI fed With Hone Theft.
A. Llfkln, a former liveryman nt
South Sioux City, wns locked up in
jail at Dakota City by Sheriff Borow
sky, to await a preliminary hearing on
u warrant sworn out by William II.
Mitchell of Sioux City, chargiug LIcf
kin with stealing n team from him.
Llefkin was arrested at nolsteln, la.
Lieutenant L. A. Dorrlngton, for
merly of tho Second Nobraska, was
under orders to sail from New York
November 20, to loin tho 8coond i ta
nnines at Santiago, but he has jutt re
ceived orders continuing him in de
partment work at Omaha pending fur
Governor Holeomb has reappointed
B. F Allen of Wabash as a member
of the board ot trustees having con
trol of matters pertaining to tbo in
stitute for the blind at Nebraska City
and for tho institute for the deaf ana
dumb at Omaha.
Madrid la Gloom.
Madbid, Nor. 3a The city is calm.
There have bean no disturbances re
sulting froca tho announcement ot
Spain's acceptance of the terms of tho
Americans. Tha papers, however
publish gloomy articles, sadly remind
ing the country that tbo day Is ona
long to ba remembered as marking
"the closing scenes of a glorious col
All agree that tho government has
adopted tha only possible policy,
though much blttoruo is displayed
toward tau United States.
MEN OF SCIENCE MEET.
Kebratka Aeadeany of Science Talk euT
City Water and FUherlea
The ninth annual meeting of the
Nebraska academy of science opened
in Nebraska hall at tho stato univer
sity. Tho Bcsston was devoted en
tirely to business.
The president ot the association, Dr.
H. B. Ward, opened the session by an
address upon "Fresh Water Biological
Station of tho World." These wore
divided into individuul resorts If Inde
pendent investigation, periodical ra
sorts when groups of scientists go for
a portion or the year, nnd permanent
stations whero work i3 carried on
throughout the year by resident In
vestigators. Dr. Bcsscy gavo a most Interesting
account of tho finding of specimens of
the southern maidenhair fern"at Cas
cade, in the Block 1 1 Ills. It had been
reported to him that it grew thcro in
profusion, but as its northern limit
was about 30 degrees, or the southern
lino of Missouri, ho took a thousand
mile journey that he might be nblo to
state scientifically Unit It was there.
Ho found it growing in profusion on
the banks of a small stream fed by
warm springs, beside the buffalo ber
ry of tho north.
C. J. Elmore read tho second chap
ter of his serial, begun last year, on
"The Second Yenr'n Flora of a Dried
Up MUlpond," nnd wns requested to
continue tho subject next year.
A joint paper by Abel A. Hunter and
G. E. Hedgcock on "Thoreu," a sea
weed found by Mr. Huntor in tho
northern part of Lancnster county tha
past summer, was submitted. This
very rare and exceedingly Interesting
seaweed is now found for tho first
timo in Nebraska aud tho second lima
with certainty in North America.
A dinner was given by tho resident
members to tho out of town member
at tho Grand hotel. An elaborate
menu was served.
After the banquet the mombcrs. of
tho academy left tho hotel for the uni
versity chapel, whero Prof. Lawrence
Bruncr gave his lecture on tho "Flora
and Fauna of Argentina." The chapel
was perhaps half filled with nn audi
ence of students and the closest atten
tion was paid to tho professor's de
scription of what ho had seen a&A
learned during his travels In this land
of many wonders to the naturalist.
Adlutant-General Barry began peek
ing Christmas boxes last week for Ne
braska soldiers in Manila and tha
boxes were loaded in a car in the ral
road yards in Lincoln. It is believe
that the boxes will reach tho boys by
Christmas. Letters have been known,
to come the entire distance in twenty
six days and if close connections an
made with the freight it will be trans
ported in tlma-to reach the soldiers at
least one day before Christmas, Tha
delay was caused by tho report that
Secretary Melklejohn would ask to
havo the regiment sent back to tha
Tho Hastings and Obcrlln accommo
dation train on the B. & M. railway,
which leaves Hastings nt 8:50 a. n,
was derailed near Bricktou, the first
siding 6outh of Hustings. Trackmen
were engaged in putting in now rail,
and the train was flagged and slowc4
down, but the weight of tho engine
caused the rails to eprcud. Tho on
gino In somo unknown manner got
bade on tho track, but tho string of
box car following wero pilod in taa
ditch, Tho baggage car and coask
kept tho track. Brukcman Crow, who
was on tho head end ot tho train, had
an arm broken, but no ono clso w ma
At Fremont Thunk&glvlng evenlaf
the Fremont Tribune gavo its employs
a banquet that wns a very pleasant oc
casion and which will bo long romeat
bercd. It was attended by sixty per
sons. Editor Ross L. Hammond acted
as toastmostcr and hta wit was a fac
tor In the entertainment. Soveral apt
toasts and musical numbers woro giv
en and Frank Hammond talked on tbs
newspaper business in general.
A small barn belonging to S. S. Mc
Allister of Columbus was discovered
to bo in flames recently. An nlartn
was turned In, but beforo the depart
ment reached tho sccno It had falfaa
In nnd no part ot It could bo saved.
Thcro was no stock In tho barn except
about sixty chickens, whlcl,wcre losU
The loss is total and probably amount
to $80 or 8100. It Is thought to bo of
rirst Time Since 1 870.
On Tuesday, November 23, the Mis
souri river at Nebraska City was closed
with ice. The records show that wit
the exception of the ycur 1875, this la
tho earliest closing ot the river for
thirty-five years. Thnt year It oloaeA
on tho soma date as this.
The Omaha and GrantSmeltlngcom
pany recontly shipped twonty cam ot
refined lead to England. It la ono of
the largest shipments ever mado byj
tho smelter to a foreign country and
is valued at $30,000.
Georgo Kipling wns arrested recent
ly at Prague, charged with stealing
u team, harness and baggy and It ts
allegod there is no doubt as to bis
guilt. The-turnout was the proporty
ot M. Cogswell, a farmer living near
Scrlbner. Kipling la supposed to have
taken the rig from there. He was
Tho Btato banking board has issued
.a chnrter to the Citizens' Stato tank
of Crestou, Phitto county. Tho bask
has a paid up capital stock of $0,00
and is incorporated by C. F. Bub man
and II. P. lluhman.
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