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PROCEEDINGS OF UPPER LEG
A Fnrrlnrl Smiinmrj' of tho Koine if u
W rk A Mum of MIIU, Itinolti
tliilio, Kir.! Acini Upon.
Tlnirmliiy, Mnrr li ttfl.
The joint committee on fliml nil jouni
ment reported to the senate yesterday
morning, as It did to tin; house the tiny
before fixing March 31st as the day for
A motion by Van Onsen to Iny tlic
report f the joint coiniiiittee o'n the
table was defeated by u vote of 10 to
1.1. Six republicans anil ten fnslnnlsts
voted not to table the report, nntl
twelve republican and one fusloulst
voted to tnble.
Van Onsen of Douglas offered a reso
lution calling attention to the disgrace
fill etindltlon of the state eapltol build
in jf, citing that the law provided for It
wire nud eontrol by a board, and re
questing the board to give the senate
ItH reasons why the provisions of the
law were not cm riled out, and calling
for detailed Information as to repairs,
ete., needed. A motion to suspend the
rules and adopt the same failed to car
ry, mid the resolution went ocr under
Hills on third rending brought up
bouse roll 10 for passage. It was pascd
without opposition This bill amends
section 0(1 la of the civil code so as to
require a complete record of every
cane. In the supreme court except iii
enses wherein parties on both sides
nirree. that such record shall not be
At the evening session Pollard's rev
enue bill was Indefinitely postponed.
Van Onsen's revenue bill was talced up
ond 27 sections considered.
A sifting committee was appointed,
with Senator Iteynold's as chairman.
I'rhluy, ."MhitIi a I.
The senate yesterday refused to
adopt Hchaal's resolution ashing the
chair to nppolnt a committee to asdst
the house committee to Investigate
the supreme court.
The lieutenant-governor's anti-pass
bill came up for special order at the
afternoon session, but the senate re
fused to so make li.
The Van Uusen revenue bill was
slaughtered, only four votes being re
corded for It.
The McCarthy bill directed against
the South Omaha live stock exchange
won reported by the committee on live
Mock anil graying, and was placed on
the general file. The Weaver Insur
nuee bill was reported by the commit
tee on insurance with' amendments.
The committee cut out the discrimi
nating tax on gross premiums of In
sura nee companies and amended the
bill so as to leave life insurance- com
panies practically free from the tax on
gross premiums.' This was done by an
n-ncndiucnt providing that the losses,
commissions and dividends paid In
this state by life Insurance and acci
dent companies shall be deducted from
the gross premiums. A tax of 2 per
rent shall he paid on what is left af
ter the deduction Is made.
The committee on state prison rec
ommended the manufacture of barrels
and binding twine at the penitentiary
nt the expense of the state as a melius
of employing prisoners after the pres
ent contract expires next fall. The re
port wus placed on file.
SMurdrt.T, March "4.1.
In the senate yesterday, Roeke of
Lancaster attempted to secure, under
suspension of the rules, a resolution
rescinding the resolutions passed some
time ago by the senate, demanding
the recall of Colonel Stotsenburg, and
providing for expunging the same
from the records. The attempt failed
mid thu resolutions laid over one day.
The senate passed several bills yes
terday and rushed a good sired grist
through the committee of the whole.
The Weaver Insurance bill imposing a
tux on Insurance companies and trans
ferring the state. Insuranceilcpartnicnt
to tho governor's otllee, came up in
committee of the whole but thu com
mittee amendments had mil been
printed. The bill was not considered,
lint was made a special order for Mon
day afternoon. The hills considered
in committee of the whole were those
recommended for advancement by the
sifting committee. The bill extend
ing the term of county officers was
killed. Among those recommended for
pnssagc were two bills amending the
road iaws, to prevent cattle rustling by
requiring persons who sell carcasses of
beeves to preserve the hides, amend
ing the irrigation law, providing for
a committee to revise the revenue laws
and report a bill to the next legisla
ture, and a bill permitting the consoll
dution of Omaha and South Omaha if
the people of both cities desire It.
Among the bills passed bv the sen
ate yesterday was one relating to the
legal rates for the publication of delin
quent tax lists.
Momhiy, Murrh 7.
The senate held an all day session
Saturday. The effort to pass the reso
lution to expunge from the records the
resolution asking for the recall of Col.
The committee of the whole recom
mended a lot of bills for passage.
A bill was passed giving tho Omaha
board of education power to determine
the Bchool levy of that city, the total
tax levy being limited to 20 mills.
As it would cost about 8500 to cable
a resolution of thanks to the Nebraska
Mildlcrs at Manila both houses agreed
to permit the governor to mall a copy.
Tucxlay, Mnrch S8.
The senate struggled yesterday af
ternoon with the Weaver Insurance
bill, rejected the committee amend
ment which favored life companies In
the matter of taxation, struck out the
discriminating tax of 1 percent against
companies of foreign countries, and
laid the measure, aside for further con
federation this morning. It is believed
that the bill will bo passed by the sen
ute with practically no further change.
In committee of the whole the sen
ate recommended tho passage of the
Mate, fair bill from the house, no
change being made except that the
board of public lands and buildings,
which is to select the permanent loca
tion near Lincoln, shall secure title to
the property at not to exceed 91. The
bill for the reorganization of the state
nilltiaond the bill from the house
regulating child labor were recom
mended for passage.
The senate sifting committee re
ported twenty-eight bills for advance
ment. Among the number were bills
prohibiting the sale of cigarettes, for
the repeal of the law creating the of
fice of state oil inspector, .lanscn's food
cominlsalon bill, and u bill appropriat
ing 81.1.000 for the purchase of the
property at Mil ford used as a soldiers
Wi-diif-mln-, March 811.
The senate yesterday passed the bill
locating the state fair permanently at
Mncolu, the house agreed to the senate
amendments, and the bill will go to
the governor today. He will probably
The senate concluded consideration
of the Weaver Insurance bill and the
committee of the whole recomineneil
it for passage. It Is believed that there
will not be more than six votes against
this measure when It comes up today
or tomorrow for passage. The only
amendments of importance made by
the senate was one cutting out the dis
criminating tax of 1 per cent against
foreign companies, and another impos
ing a tax of 1 percent on the net prem
iums of Nebraska fire and life com
panies that transact business for prollt.
The bill transfers the Insurance de
partmcutof the state to the ofllce of
the governor, and the governor Is au
thorized to appoint an insurance com
missioner. Thu bill appropriating S.'.O.OOO for
two normal schools-, one south of the
Platte and west of the Sixth principal
meridian, mid the other north of the
Platte, the state board of education to
select the sites, was recommended for
passage after a spirited debate.
Tliumtlnj, March V!.'l.
Yesterday was a waun day In the
house. The appropriation bill for cur
rent expenses of the state government
was under consideration for the great'
after a hard struggle, when at one
time the measure seemed to be snowed
under, It was rescued by the clllclcnt
work of the Lancaster county delega
tion and other friends and recom
mended for passage as It came from
the finance, wavs anil means commit
tee. The light on the university bill was
over the appropriation of $11.1,000 for
new buildings which Tayloi of Custer
ami Cunningham of Harlan, together
with several others, desired to cut to
S33.000. The committee of the whole
deeided to make this cut but when the
vote came on adopting the report, a
great many new friends were found
for the measure and It whs recom
mended for passage
'I he legislative apportionment bill
nas recommended in a similar manner,
after being postponed In committee of
Frhluy, March 'J I.
The bouse spent nearly all of yester
day passing bills which have been
heretofore considered in committee of
the whole. The majority of the meas
ures which received the sanction of the
members were special appropriation
bills for new buildings at the different
state institutions. On one iiftermvm
recently, bills of this nature wero rec
ommended carrying appropriations
amounting to Slti'-.'.L'hO. These ncre all
passed yesterday. The bill appropriat
ing S.IO.OOO for a new building at the
Lincoln Insane hospital was among the
number. The bill permanently locat
ing the state fair at Lincoln receiving
fifty-six votes and thirty-seven nega
tie votes, was declared passed.
Ill committee of the whole, a bill ap
propriating $1(1.000 for tlie erection of a
monument to the dead Nebraska sol
diers was postponed. It seemed to be
the sentiment that It was too early to
begin orb of this character. A bill
appropriating S.VOOO to reimburse Nc-
hiaska City for the expense of the
smallpox epidemic fulled in committee
of the whole, but was favorably rec
ommended on being reported back to
the house. A bill was recommended
for passage reimbursing Thurston
county for the expenses of scvOral Im
portant criminal trials which have
been held there and which the county
Is unable to pay: being about eight or
ten years behind in the payment of
Suliirdiiy, March Vi.1.
The house passed but one hill yester
day and that was the general appro
priation bill for the current expenses of
the state government.
The sifting committee recommended
that bills amending Omaha charter be
im'c vd engrossed for third rcadlnv.
House of Hall, who failed to secure
favorable action on the sugar bounty
bill objected when unanimous consent
was asked to advance the charter bills.
Thus It is that neither the charter bills
nor the sugar bills have much show to
The bouse passed it resolution to
the effect that the request of the gov
ernor asKing tor the suhinission ol an
amendment to the constitution for the
increase in thu number of supreme
court judges, was ill advised and that
the supreme court commission was the
only feasible way to relieve the con
gestion existing in the court.
In committee of the whole a large
number of bills were considered nnd
one was agreed to, appropriating S'.'S,
000 for a governor's mansion, but pro
vision for purchasing certain lots men
tioned was stricken out and the state
board of public, lands and buildings
was authorized to advertise for bids
for suitable property. '
Monday, Mnrch U7.
The house held a half day's session
Saturday and merely passed a number
of bills. The members demanded the
regular order, which was bills on third
reading, and as a result the few who
desired to go into committee of the
n hole were prevented. The house has
before it nearly twenty curative bills
passed by the senate and as long as
the regular order Is demanded the con
sideration of these must continue.
Among the measures which passed
was the bill providing that a saloon
keeper must give a guarantee bond
and another bill nermittlnir the orirati-
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ine imciiiy oi me meniDers. a seuaic i
bill was passed making the ofllees of .
city marshal and city attorney in cities '
of the pecond class elective. Doga
were made pcrsonul property, u senate
er portion or the ilav and when it was l, " ,""'vy" "' '"V" ll11 ""K'" , which may lie a comfort in after years,
disposed of, the legislative apportion- 'rms bring Ld tor Ross Hammond Lct c mfm of mU1(c Hfc )imt a
inentblll was taken up and recoiu- ?' t,,c lremont 'Jrlbunc before the L , ', , , . '
mended for passage. The university 'm,sc n,n'1 lJ'n W,,crc ,,u 01,,t,,,nwJ l"' ment o his forest ,1 wl en Ids other
antironriatloii bill was discussed ai. 1 formation that some members of the I ,nc"t ,f his lotesight when his other
EK sifting committee had said that they , worlc shall have been forgotten. Let
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THE EED CLOUD CHIEF.
file to that effect going through the
house. The bill extending the powers
of mutual Insurance companies so that
thev may Insure country .school houses
ami churches was agreed to. Senator
Talbot's bill thanking the First Ne
braska regiment for the bravery which
they displayed In battle, was passed
anif will soon be sent to the governor
for his signature.
The house adjourned till Monday nt
2 p. m. and the senate adjourned till
Monday at 10 a. in.
Turmliij-, March ItH.
The house spent nearly Its entire
time yesterday on the order of bills on
Probably the bill of most general in
terest passed yesterday was house roll
No ri(S:i, the compulsory education bill.
This has been amended to be satisfac
tory to persons of various religious be
liefs and after a long struggle with the
lobby, the members of the house dis
posed of it.
Some of the other bills passed in the
house were: House roll No. HIS, by
riynn, compelling the construction of
fire escapes on buildings of a certain
size and character: house roll No. 4.17,
for the relief of Thurston county:
house roll No. ."IT, fixing the boundary
line of Sarpy county: house roll No.
317. providing for state registry of
House roll No. 121, .lanscn's pure
food bill, was recommended for pas
sage bv the committee of the whole af
ter a iirief discussion in which the
most important change lnaili: was to
add a clause exempting the store keep
er from blame when he soils a paekoge
of adulterated goods If he does it Inno
cently. The sentiment was very gen
erally in favor of the measure, the
members having received numerous
communications from people through
out the state asking that It be passed.
WedurRdujr, March '.ill.
A somen hat sensational Incident oc
curred In the house when Rcprescnta-
bring out the sugar bounty bill. The
motion prevailed, but the sergeant at
arms wasimable toflnd Mr. Hammond.
The house yesterday passed all the.
house rolls which were ready for third
reading and removed the obstructions
which existed to prevent bills from
being advanced. The result was that
the house reached the deficiency and
claims bills in committee of the whole.
In the morning the pure food bill
was passed, as was the bill for the gov
ernor's mansion. The legislative ap
portionment bill was killed. In com
mittee of the whole, a bill was agreed
In (lvitif tho i-mimmisnt tun nf 1hi i'lirl.
of the supreme court at S'.'.r.OO, to come
out of the fees of the ofllce.
claims and deficiency bills were added
to quite appreciably and when they
were reported to the house, they car
ried a 81.1,000 appropriation for wild
animal bounties anil 817,000 for chicory
bounties. Tho beet sugar bounty
failed of passage when sought to be
attached in a similar manner.
Sltnril liy tho Ocitrrnnr.
(iiiveriior Poynter Wednesday signed
senate lllo 10.1. by Steele. This bill
permits county attorneys to follow
cases taken by change of venue from
one county to'another and to appear
and prosecute or defend on behalf of
the state or their own counties. He
also signed senate tile .11, by Talbot,
amending section II, chapter 7, of thu
compiled statutes of lfl',17, so as to in
clude judges dirtrict courts in tlm
list of persons not permitted to prac
tice law In the state courts.
A ConipronilHe CuinmUiihiii.
tiovernor Poynter submitted to both
branches of the legislature Monday
previous to adjournment a special mess
age asking the appointment of a com
mission with power to compromise the
Indebtedness of the bondsmen of cer
tain state ofllclals of the state, ililln
were introduced In both the upper and
lower house following this request.
Senator Crow lutrcdticcil the bill in
the sennit) and Representative Hums
has his name iiltlxcd to the bill In thu
house. It is said the bondsmen of ex
Treasurer Hartley arc behind Hit
(lovernor Poynter has signed the fol
Senate file 1.1.'., by Holhrook. per
mitting mutual Insurance companies to
Insure county school houses, country
churches ami parsonages.
Senate tile 11(1, by Crow, declaring
dogw to be personal property and mak- '
ing owners thereof liable for ilamager
done tti domestic animals.
Senate tile .'01, by Newell, making
the ofllees of marshal and city attorney
elective ofllees In eltles of the second
Undo Juke' Kutlmatc.
Land Commissioner Wolfe has sub
mitted to the legislature the estimated
eost of repairing the capitol building,
lie complained bitterly becaiifcc the
last legislature appropriated only 31,
500 for repairs on the eapltol, most of
It having been used to stop leaks In
the roof. In conclusion Mr. Wolfe
asked for 8M1.000 to repalrthe building,
for a fine copper roof and certain Im
provements. The report was referred
to the committee on public lands and
ItmllroiKl Knrnlngi Ijtit Tear.
Grosa railroad earnings In 1898 on
103,181 mllee of road, as compiled by
tho Financial Chronicle, aggregated
$1,180,000,000, compared with 11,112.
417,900 In 1897. This is an Increaso of
6 per cent over very large totaU for the
previous year, and amounts to over
J7.0C0 per inllo. Operating expenses
on the same roada Increased only 5.9
per cent, thus leaving for net earnings
an Increaso of C.2 tier cent.
Drown held in his hand the photo
graph of a young lady that Jamison
had handed him. "JovoJ she's a beau
ty.!;' he exclaimed. "You bet nbe Is!"
agreed Jamison. "That girl Is 19
years old, as pretty as a picture, has
neither frtner nor mouier, is worm
' l.nir L
million in her own riBtu, ana
ehc " "Well," put in urown,
"whnt'u tho conclusion?" To which
Jamison cheerily replied: "I am."
Detroit Free Press.
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AS TO AKBOIt DAY.
GOVERNOR ADVISES HOW
TO OBSERVE IT.
Say tho Man Who I'lnnta (train riant
For lllinncli, licit the Mini Who I'liint
Tree I'lnnta For Others One Tor llu
I'rncnt, tho Older For tho Future.
Governor Poynter Is a farmer and
knows how it is himself. He has a
sense of what Is a proper observance
of Arbor Day, and tells about it in tho
"The Krcn cs were Uotl's flrM temples, lire men
To him- the shaft, nnrt lay the architrave,
And sprcuillhoroomiilovcthrm--cro he framed
Tho lofty vault, to wither and roll tmck
Tho sound of nuthems; In the ilurlillnjf wood,
Amid the cool nnd silence, ho knelt down,
And offered tha mk-httcst, solemn thunks
The broad fertile plain., the gentle
uplands and the beautiful valleys of
our grand stale seem to lack nothing
to make them perfect except groves
nnd forests. No fairer landscape can
be seen In all the world than Is pre
sented In the portions of Nebraska
where time has brought to perfection
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I kiiv , yn i ui nil; ii,.iiLuin 1.1 iivi. j.ta.
The planter of grain plants for him
.pelf. The planter of trees plants for
I .1 ml. . 1 .. ,. . .....
tuners, i lie one piums ior mu present,
the other for the future.
With much wisdom our laws set
apart a day each year devoted to trco
planting. I would most earnestly call
upon all our people to give It special
observance this year. Let each school
boy plant at least one tree, which may
be a shade for his noontime of life.
Let every young man plant a tree
shade, trees. Plant
ornamental trees. Plant fruit trees.
Jleautify the plains with trees. Lay
aside the cares of every day business
and engage In a work which shall ren
der our already beautiful state more
beautiful and more desirable.
I lly the authority vested In mo na
governor of Nebraska I hereby pro
claim and designate Saturday. April
S3, 1800, as Arbor day. In testimony
whereof I havo hereunto subscribed
my name and caused to be afllxed the
prcat seal of tho state of Nebraska.
'JO" Lincoln, the capital
state, this i.'.'U nay or juareh,
year of our Lord one thousand eight
hundred and ninety-nine, of the state
tho thirty-third and of tho United
States the 12.li! W. A. Povntkh.
KILLED AND WOUNDED.
ORtclul Iteporl nf Cumuli tic In the Pint
The following Is a list of the killed
and wounded in thu First Nebraska:
WALTER POOR, Sergeant company A.
David O. ltarnell, private company
L, thigh, moderate.
Ward C. Crawford, private company
L, Omaha, hip, bevere.
Leo Forby, private company C, Oma
ha, abdomen, severe.
Otis Sent, private company K, Col
umbus, elbow, slight.
Clarence A. Fay, private company L,
forearm and thigh; severe.
Robert E. Fritschcr, private compa
ny L. hand, slight.
William J. Koopman, private compa
ny L, elbow, moderate.
Roscoe C. Osman, private company
A, forearm, moderate.
I Edward A. Pegau, private company
L, forearm, moderate.
John E. Robinson, private company
M, hand, slight.
Ward S. Roberts, private, company O,
Harry Sluunan, private company A,
Stella, jaw, severe.
Wallace C. Taylor, captain company
L, Omaha, forearm, moderate.
C. E. Young, company C, hand, se
vere. NOT TILL FALL,
Uodlea of Soldiers of Second nnd Third
Nvtirnnka to Itematn Hurled.
In answer to an Inquiry sent some
time ago General Harry has received
tho following letter from the war de
"Washington, March 21. Ocneral
I. II. Harry, Adjutant General Nebras
ka National (luard, Lincoln, Sir Re
plying to your request of March 7 for
information as to when tho soldiers of
tho Second nnd Third Nebraska interred
at Chlckamauga Park, Jacksonville or
Savannah will be returned to their
homes I nin directed by the quarter
master general to Inform you that, on
account of sanitary conditions and tho
lateness of the season, it will be im
practicable to make any further disin
terments of remains of soldiers buried
iu tho south before next fall.
"Jamks M. Moquk, A. Q. O."
May VroT Fatal.
At Lincoln last Friday evening word
came to Sheriff Trompen that Howard
Martin, who lives within a mile and
a half of Hickman, had been accident
ally shot while out hunting. He and
his cousin, Charles Martin, were ncar
ing home, when tho latter named
stopped to reload his gun. Aftor hav
ing finished this task he sturted for
ward un& In a manner not explained
his gun was discharged, the contents
entering the body of Howard Martin
in the small of the back. The In
jured man was taken to Hickman and
COLLINS READS HIS OWN PLEA
final Mnlrmrnt of (ho Tnprha Hoy lln
fri Ill Sentence.
TorKKA, March Ce. Scntenco ol
lcath was passed on John Henry Col
lins, tho convicted murderer of hU
father, John S. Collins, this morning.
Collins wasgama to the end, and when
tho court asked him If he had any
thing to say why death should not b
passed ho delivered himself of a ro
uiarkablo protest, In part as follows:
"May it please tho court, I under
tood that this sentence was not to bo
pronounced until this afternoon, and
for that roason I am not so well pre
pared as I might havo been on what I
havo to say upon this subject. I have,
however, a few things to say In my
own behalf, and havo committed thorn
to paper so that there tiny bo no con
troversy hereafter as to what I
said at thts time. I am aware that
nothing I can say will prevent scn
tenco being passed upon mo, but I do
sire to say some things In my own be
half at thts time. I do not como hero
as a criminal, but I coins hore as au
'nnoccnt man protesting against tho
iommlsslon of a great Injustice."
Uttering this, Collins looked straight
into the eye of tho court In calm de
fiance and then slowly about him, and,
with a sigh, resumed:
"I feel, although my situation Is
very unpleasant, that I have some
things to bo thankful for. I havo hosts
of friends among the rcspcctablo poo
plo of this community, and I feci that
I ought to bo thankful for them. 1
also feci thankful that I am not as
some other men are; for I had rather
have my past and my present and my
future, than that of some of my ac
cusers. "1 subintt, In the first place, that 1
am the victim of a series of circum
stances, or strange coincidences,
somewhat remarkable, perhaps, but
not unusual. The history of circum
stantial evidence will show many
stranger cases than this of men being
punished for crimes they never com
mitted. Q"In the second place, I am also the
victim of a morbid public sentiment.
Your Honor knows as well as I do tho
stand that has been taken against me
by the newspapers of thts community.
Newspapers arc mighty moulders of
public sentiment and juries and some
times courts arc influenced by them.
I need not discuss tho sentence you
are about to pronounce."
In his referenco to the newspapers
and their attitude toward him thero
was a tone of rugo in his voice. Con
tinuing, he said:
"In the next place, I am at this time
is firmly as ever of the opinion that I
should have had a new trial: that I
did not havo a fair trial in this case.
I believe now, as I havo alw.iys be
lieved, that the evidence in this casa
does not justify the verdict which was
returned against me.
"In tho third place, I know that 1
am not guilty of tho olfcnso charged
This was tittered without any flour
ish, but In the calm tones of a man
conscious of his own innocence, re
gardless of tho verdict of the jury, tho
judgment of court or clamor of tho
Having laid his premises, Collin."
proceeded briefly, but logically, to
statu his argument.
"I havo very little to bay about tho
first two of these propositions. Hut
I bubmlt that no man should bo con
victed of any crime or nny al
leged crlino upon circumstantial
cvldenco and nothing but circum
stantial evidence, when tho principal
witnesses against him are notorious
breakers of the law, and when cvl
denco agairst hlin has b;cn prcpaied
by a man who is known to by an un
mitigated liar and unworthy of belief.
Hut as to my being Innocent, I know
that I am innocent; 1 know that I did
not kill my father.
"I never conspired with Johnson
Jordan or any other person to havo
him killed. 1 had no reason to desire
his death and I did not desire his death.
I wish, If It were posslble.that he might
come back hero to-day from beyond
the grave, nnd be bsforo you, so you
might learn from him that I am not
guilty. I would, if it would avail
anything, call upon Almighty Goi to
read my heart to-day anil show you
that 1 am an innocent man.
"Hut standing hero as 1 do, I have
no fear concerning my past, my pres
ent or my future. Wo havo not given
up the fight by a long sight. I do not
feel that I shall bo in tho penitentiary
"I f;el that thero will come a dav
jWhcn all the mystery of this casj will
I bo cleared away; when it will bo
known who killed Jamoi S. Collins.
and that I had no hand In that crime;
when tho guilty man will bo brought
to justice; when tho constancy
of my mother and sister and friends
will bo understood, and when Your
Honor shall feel that when you pushed
lentenco upon John Collins you did a
gi-'jat injustice, for, as I am to be
judged by Almighty Ood, I swear that
I am an Innocent man."
Many were in tears through tho
prisoner's plea, Collins himsolf was
ablo to gulp down any emotion ho
may navo ion.
Franco has no vlre president, and
probably doesn't know that this coua
try is blessed with such an official.
Macon, Mo., March 2d. Colonol F.
IV, Wees, Macon's millionaire, yester
day bought Harry Rubey's controlling
Interest In the Exchrngo bank and hli
830,030resldanco. Colonel lllccs Is al
so tho "chief stockholder In First Na
tional bank Roth banks will con
tlnue In business.
IIIcm ! to Ma it I'rleit
Nkw Youk, March 2S. Prof. Char'.cs
Augustus Rrlggs, I). I)., of the faculty
of the Union Theological seminary in
II. Iu t... .1ll , 1.. 1- . . . '. .
"'"ji ""louuii uj ur.iaiuuti 10 llio
priesthood In tho Protestant Episcopal
church by lilshop Potter.
NEBRASKA WOMAN PRE
FERS A VAGABOND.
Wife of a Itciprctctl Omaha Cltlren Tnkcr
Up With u Man Known to I'ollco Au
thorities I. Ine tho 1'rlncc-KH Ulilinnj-,
She CIliiRii to Her AVorthlcM l.otcr.
The following sad talc comes from
lleatrice under date of March 27: John
W. Ollbaugh of Oinnhn, who came to
lleatrice Saturday night to nsccrtaln If
it wns true his wife was in Rcatrico
consorting with it mnii named Grant
Hartram, liasrctttrncd home. Ollbaugh
had their two children with him, a boy
and a girl six nnd eight years of age,
and immediately on arrival went to tho
city jail. Ho at once identified the
woman confined there as his wife. l!ar-
tram and she had been living together
for a short time as man nnd wife. (Ill
baugh pleaded with the woman to re
turn home with him and ho would
forgive her, but instead of listening to
his plendlngs she nssertcd with con
siderable vehemence that she would
eliug to Hartram as long as bhc lived.
She took up the two children and after
kissing them asked Hartram tokiss thu
little girl. The father at this point
protested, and for once his will was
law. Yesterday when the police ofli
ccrs told Hartram to get ready to go to
the county jail, the conduct of the two
In the city jail becoming too offensive,
the woman raved and swore. She
didn't want to be separated from her
lover and declared It wns some of her
husband's work and that she would
kill htm nt the first opportunity. To
day the pair was taken into court and
nrralnged on a charge of adultery.
They waived examination and were-
sent to the county jail in default of
S.r)00 bonds each. Hartram is a man
who is known to nearly every police
ofllecr in the state and some others as
well. Gilbaugh is a highly respected
citizen of Omaha and bore with him
here a number of letters substantiat
ing this. He says that bis wife hit
him during the corn carnival week and
eame here with Hartram, but that af
ter a few days she repented and re
turned home, promising never to strayy.
MORE NEBRASKA WOUNDED
Cuauiilty 1, 1st of llrot Nebraibn Bent In.
by Otis Tuciday.
Following is n list of the wounded ir
the First Nebraska, sent in by Otis
Joe Scott, age 10, company A, knee,
nllght; relative Robert Scott, York,
William T. Rymer, aged 21, eompa-
ny I), nrm, severe; relative Q. L. Ry
mer, Normal, Nebraska.
W. Scriven, company D, knee, bc-
vcre; Hot on muster rolls.
John Gretzer, jr., age 23, company
U, scnlp, severe; relative J. Gretzer,.
Council Hluffs, la.
Frank A. Peterson, age 10, company
F, knee, severe; relative Henry Peter
son, llattle Creek, Neb.
George Newhoff, age 21, company F,
leg, severe; relative C. W. Newhoff,
Creston, Neb. "
Charles Jens, (eapt.), age 30, compa
ny F, elbow, slight; relative Mrs. Chas.
W. Jens, Columbus, Neb.
Harry E. Wight, age 21, company H,
foot, severe; relative R. E. Wight, El
Asa Holbrook, age 21, company I,
shoulder, severe; relative Mrs. O. M.
Holbrook, Mexico, Mo.
Herman Hensel, age 18, company I,
knee; relative August Hensel, Orleans,
Albert C. Taylor, (maj.), age 18, con
pany 1, scalp; relative Mrs. W. B. Tay
lor, No. 021 F street, Lincoln, Neb.
May nurd E. Sayles, age 10, company
L, chest, serious; relative Arthur T
Sayles, Omaha, Neb.
George L. Sears, ago 30, company Mr
hip, severe; relative Eltsa Sears, Falls
Pearly S. Huslc, age 19, company M,
forearm, severe: relative W. C Buslc,,
Royal E. Riley, age 22, company K,
thigh, severe; relatlvo Edward L. BJj
ley, Alma, Neb.
FOR THE THIRD TIME.
lohn W.ArRiibrlKht Again on Irlal for
the Murder of III Fnthcr-lit-Larr.
The trial of the case of tho state ot
Nebraska vs. John W. Argabright be
gan at Auburn Monday last before
Judge Lct ton. This case will be re
membered as having been tried flvo
years ago by Judge Habcock, tlio jury
finding the defendunt guilty of man
slaughter and the judge sentencing
him to ten years in the penitentiary.
The case was reversed in tho supreme
court and sent back to Auburn for re
trial. Judge Lctton trying him tho
second time, when the jury found him.
guilty of murder in tho first degree and"
he received a life sentence. Thts ver
dict ulso was reversed and he comes
back for the third trial. Tho defenso
made a btrenuous effort to obtain a
change of venue, but wero unablo to
do fo. It is expected that a very largo
special venire wlllbe necessary In ordec
to obtain a jury. Argabright killcJ
Sold Team anil Skipped.
A man giving his name as Dr. Crou
Irtt hired a team of Liveryman Williams
of Nebraska City, took the same to
Weeping Water and sold it to a livery--man
named Dave Woodard for 3135.
He made good his escape.
Itlprapplui; tho Mobrura.
The last congress appropriated Jf,
000 for rlprapping above tho govern
ment bridge ucrosb tho Niobrora rivei
at Niobrara and work has comment
under the supervision of Indtar Aj
Hatrd. The bridge will also be iwwly
Lv, &yt i--al-
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