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THE RED CLOUD CHIEF.
III 1 1.
Three Officers and Four Men Killed
FOUR KANSANS ARE KILLED,
art re Thousand of the Ininrgant), Unit!
fUnaraliOarela, Cam to Marllao by
Train MaoArthar If AdTanclaf
Oeneral Otlf Cable That
th Northward More-
WjunmoTOX, March 29. General
Otis has forwarded to Adjuant Goneral
Corbln the cnsualty lint of those killed
In yesterday's fighting, under date of
Manila, March 28. Following ro the
Dakota and Kansas casualties:
Killed: First South Dakota-First
Lieutenant and Adjutant Jonas H.
Company II First Lleutonant
Company K Second Lieutenant Sid
Company D Privates James Nelson
tnd Matthew Ryan.
Company E Privates Harry Keogh,
Lewis Chase, I'eter Hyati and Frauk
Killed Company Q: Corporal John
Shear and Privates Carroll and Will
iams. Company I Prlvato William Kin.
Company II Private James O.Kline.
Wounded Compnny A, Corporal
Fred Rccob, thigh, sovorcj Compnny
11, Joseph Wnhl, neck, sevoroi Com
pany L, Lcsllo Sltzcr, arm, severe.
Manila, March 28. Tho Insurgents
attacked tho Americans Inst night at
Marllao, but woro ropnlsod with so
vera loss. Our loss was live killed and
Later, Garcia, n native general,
camo down from Dagupan by train
with 1,000 rltlemon and 4,000 llolomen
and took positions at Marllno. A
river was between tho 'Americans aud
the Insurgent forces.
Tho South Dakota volunteers and
the Third nrtlllcry, actlugas Infantry,
were thrown forward. Tho South
Dakotans charged brilliantly across
an open spaco on tho oast of tho rail
way to theodgoof somo woods. They
lost suvon killo.1 and tweuty-thrco
wounded, Including throe lieutenants.
Tho Third artillery, on tho right of
the railroad, charged and lost nine
men wounded, two mortally.
On tho left tho Insurgents In a
trench east of tho river ofYorod a stub
born resistance Llouteuaut Crltoh
low, with two guns of tho Utah bat
tery, and Lloatonnnt Davis with a
navy Colt gun, forced .10 Insurgents in
a long trench on tho opposite side of
tho river to nurroudcr at tho oloso
quartern of 100 yards. Tho rest of tho
inturgents got out with severe loss.
Ninety dead Insurgents wcro counted.
Warmnoton, March 20. Tlio follow
ing dlspatoh was received this morn
ing from General Otis:
"Manila, March 20. Adjutant Oon
eral, Washington: Sevcro fighting
yesterday afternoon beyond Marllao.
llrllllaut charge by South Dakota reg
iment, led by Frost, against tin
trained forces of Agulnaldo brought
from Malolos. Repulsed enemy with
"Adjutant Lien and Lieutenants
Adams and Morrison nnd four enlisted
men of the regiment killed. Llcuten
and McClelland and twenty-two on
listed men woundod; loss yesterday
mostly confined to this regiment.
"Partial destruction of railroads,
which Is being rapidly repaired, im
pedes MacArthur's progress. Supply
railway trains havo now reached Mar
llao and MacArthur is pushing on.
"Our small gunboats aro In Hulncan
river whore groat execution was done
yestorday. Thoy will relievo pres
sure on MacArthur's front materially.
Troops In excellent condition and
L. "Proclamation signed Luna, gen
eral in chief insurgent forces, directs
that all towns abandoned bo burned.
In consequoueo thereof much country
north In flames. Otis."
Tho above dispatch was received Id
Washington at 2:10 o'clock this morn
ing. It is obsorvod it rofors only to
tho fighting on yesterday, as nothing
s said about tho operations of to-day.
In referring to them as tho "trantad
troops of Agulnaldo," General Otis In
tends to convey that tho Insurgents
met by South Dakotans nro tho best
in tho rebel army. This is borno out
In tho press dispatches.
The Frost named in General Otis'
iispatch is Cuptaln A. Frost of tho
Twenty-second infantry, now colonel
tt tho First South Dakota volunteers.
J?he throo officers killed iu tho regl
Bent aro Josoph II, Lien, first lieu
tenant and adjutant, First Lieutenant
Frank II. Adams, and Second Lieu
loin it Sidney II Morrison. Tho offi
cer wounded if First Lieutenant Paul
A dlspatoh from Gonor.il Otis an
nounces that tho Third infantry has
taken tho placo of the Twenty-third
Infantry, whioh was at tho front Two
battalions of tho Twonty-thlrd were
brigaded with the Oregon voluntoora
and have seen severe fighting. Tho
Twenty-third ha been rocallod to
WAR MAY LAST TWO YEARS
An Official' Opinion of Ilia I'ltinimlRn In
Nkw Yoiik, March 2!). Lieutenant
Gohn of the Fourteenth Infantry,
stationed at Governor's Island, saw
scrvlco in the Philippines from August
to November lust. Speaking of tho
battlo now going onoutsulo of Manitn,
Lieutenant Gohn said: "I bollcvo that
tills will bo tho last regular battlo
with tho Filipinos. When this cam
paign In over their military strength
will ba shattero.t. lt-.it it will bo a
long tlmo boforo tho Insurgents aro
conquered, I think it will 1)3 n mat
ter of years, porhaps two or three.
"Tho dotermlnod rcslstanco they aro
making against our forest, to mo Is not
strange. Human life Is a very cheap
thing with tho Filipinos They aro
absolutey rcckl ess in exposing them
selves and they go to tho (daughter
willingly. Thoy will fight hand to
hand If forcod.
"About ono-thlrd of Agulnaldo's
army had Mauser rltlos whon 1 left. A
considerable portion had single shot
Remingtons. They were uot then
very familiar with tho use of firearms,
but they aro a pcoplo who learn
"How thoy camo to acqulro such a
quantity of Mausers is hard to say.
They captured somo with tho Spanish
prisoners. Thoy undoubtedly stole
"Hut thero is no doubt thoy aro get
ting nsslstanco from the outside. They
havo money, nnd they know how to
use it. Smuggling is going on con
stantly. Wo slopped n good deal of it
wlillo I was there, and onco or twlco
captured somo artillery consigned to
Agulnaldo's army. Thoy had no nrtll
lcry when I loft, and I doubt that they
have any to speak of now.
"Artllleiy, however, Is not of much
Hcrvico In that country, ns the heavy
guns cannot bo moved easily. Thu
roads aro feu- and practically useless
for nrtlllcry. All around Manila tho
country is low nnd swampy mid It
would bo a tough job to move artillery
through It. The Filipinos can build
good trenches. Those that I saw wcro
first class. Thoy do not protect tho
approaches with barbed wire, as tho
Spanish did in Cuba. 1 do not think
they are as good fighters us tho Span
iards. "Many of tho mon In Agulnaldo's
army are uncivilized, in their own
wars somo of these natives still mo tho
polsonod arrow. That tolls how civil
ized thoy are. You can't get auy thing
lower lliiin that.
"Agulnaldo hlinsolf Is nota military
genius, but ho is a "great leader of
men. Ho Is something of a marvel in
that respect. Ho possesses tho art of
making great bodies of men do as he
wishes with all their energy."
THE INQUIRY ENDED.
HEARING OF EVIDENCE IS
Many WUucmf Teillfj- Uefore llio Legis
lative Investigating Cotnmlttae In He
card to (ha Conduct of tha Iniuranco
Department of the Auditor's Offlco.
TO SEND MORE ARTILLERY.
A. Iteport That nn lUtra Itezlment, Ho
Ide Thma Under Order, Mnjr Sail.
Nkw Yoiik, March 20. A dtspatcli to
the New York Herald from Washing
Tho War department is giving sor
lous consideration to tho advisability
pf sending n regiment to tho Philip
plue.'i In aldltlon to those on tho way
and under orders. This command will
probably bo ono of tho artlllory regi
ments now In tho Fast. Throo light
batteries wero given orders to-day to
proceed to Manila by way of San
Francisco F of tho First artillery, F
of tho Fourth and F of tho Fifth.
Tho Zealandln and Puebla loft San
Francisco n few days ago with tho
Ninth Infantry. Tho Hancock will
tako tho Twenty-first infantry; tho
Warron, eight batteries of the Sixth
artillery nnd recruits and tho Morgan
City hIx companies of tho Thirteenth
Infantry. These ships will sail from
San Francisco by April 15. Tho Ohio
and tho Senator nro now on their wny
ba.'k from Manila nnd will arrive nt
San Francisco by April 30. Tho Ohio
will Immediately sail with tho remain
der of tho Thirteenth infantry and
J.ho Senator will convey twenty offi
cers and 010 men of tho Sixth infnutry
HIS LAST GREAT EFFORT,
I'lllplnn 1'rUoneii Buy Affiilnildo Will
Htako All nt Mololoi.
Nkw Yoiik, March 20, Dispatches
from Manila to tho New York Journal
to-day roport that Filipino prisoners
taken yesterday havo informod tho
Americans that Agulnaldo would mako
last stand at Malolos, and If ho was
lefcatcd ho would uialto no further
roslbtanco, but would quiet tho re
volt. General MacArthur's division, after
c short roU in tho captured city of
Marllao, took up tho advanco from
that place toward Malolos ut9:30 o'clock
this morning. Tho immediate objec
tive point was tho town of Uocativo,
tivo miles north of Marllno.
Sue Owner of Moliegn.
'IUi.timoiik, March 20. Miss Cath
erine Hello Noblo, who narrowly es
capod doath at tho tlmo of tho loss of
tho steamship Mohegan, when upward
of 100 persons woro lost, on October
14 last, filed suit In tho city court hero
lor C30.000 against tho Atlnntlo Trans
port company, ownors of the vessol.
That HuiiUu Loan Aff4tn.
London, March 20. Russia, accord
ing to tho Paris correspondent of tho
London Post, is still hampered In her
resolution to supply hor cntlro artil
lery with a now qulck-flrlng gun by
want of money, owing to tho failure
of tho agents to obtain u loan in thj
Advertising Agent Organise.
Chicago, March 29. An association
f leading advertisers has boon formed
under the title of the American Soel-
--" of National Advertisers, with
erahip limited to one Individual
competitive uno ox uuaiucaa.
Machinist for tha Navy.
Ciiicaqo, March 20. Lieutenant
Wells, in command of tho naval ro
crultlng station In Chicago, has re
ceived instructions to enlist an unlim
ited number of first-class machinist;
for service In the navy.
Lincoln, March 20. The legislative
committee appointed to inquire into
tho utato insurnnco department ns con
ducted by Auditor Cornell and his em
ployes held a brief session last Friday.
Samuel Llchty, tho insurance deputy
whom Auditor Cornell removed from
tho offlco, wns tho only witness.
Mr. Llchty stated that he had not ad
vised tho auditor's examiners to charge
mutual and fraternal companies more
than $.1 a day for examinations. Ho
was questioned as to his interpretation
of the law as applied to companies or
ganized under this and companies or
ganized under laws of other stutes. He
thought the limit of tJ5 n day applied
to companies of each kind, but was not
positive Ho was cross-examined by
tho auditor's attorneys and said ho
would uot swear that he had never
written a letter advising a charge of
Sir, n day for thu examination of mutual
Mr. Llchty said he wanted to correct
n palpable error In the testimony of J.
A. AblKjtt ii h printed in The State
Journal. This printed report of Mr.
Abbott miulo him sav that "a S300 state
warraut, drawn by Deputy Auditor P.
O. ilcdluud, was indorsed by Llchty,
and was for packing books and blanks
in the auditor's office"
Mr. Lichty explained that Mr. Abbott
had said tho warrant was indorsed by
McGlnty, n clerk of Auditor Moore, and
nut by Lichty. Mr. Llchty said ho
thought the error in tho newspaper
wuh unintentional. He asserted that
lie never received a cent for work in
the auditor's office, except his lawful
Hulury, and hu hud always opposed any
extra payments to others in tlie office.
Lincoln, March 20. The legislative
investigating committee held nu ad
journeil hearing Saturday to give
Samuel Llchty another chance to tell
what lie leucw about tho management
of tho insurance department as con
ducted by Auditor Cornell. Mr. Lichty
was formerly deputy Insurnnco auditor.
The investigating committee first
examined Mi-. Llchty uud allowed hlui
to continue his testimony begun thu
day boforo. lie was shown thu roport
of John Simpson, examiner of insur
nnco companies, appointed by the aud
itor, on thu Ft. Wayne Fire Insurance
company of Indiana.
Mr. Lichty was asked what he
thought of Mr. Simpson's report. He
said he considered it a page and a half
complimentary letter, devoid of the
character of un examination.
In regard to Mr. Lichty licensing n
Stromsburg compuuy that was Insolv
ent. Mr. Llchty said that company wns
uot insolvent us tiic auditor had said,
and that tho auditor had since Issued
"11ns Mr. Cornell unlawfully received
any fees, tips or other things of value,"
asked Mr. Weiner.
"1 don't know about the unlawful
part," said Mr. Lichty. "I know of
money hu has received as auditor aside
from his salary, but I do nut think
there was anything wrong nbout It."
Chairman Prout told Mr. Llchty to
keep his thoughts to himself cud an
swer thu iiucbtion.
The witness then explained that the
auditor was under tho law obliged to
accept service when a surety company
wns sv.od uud he was to get S2 on each
suit. The law does not say thnt this
money shall be paid to the state. It
was understood tlmt tho auditor was
to keep this money. Tho witness said
he kept a record of u total of SO bo re
ceived by tho auditor. So far ns tho
witness knew, tho auditor had kept
The witness explained more fully in
reirnrd to his testimony that no fees
received from insurnnco companies
could be returned to the companies ex
cept by net of tho legislature. After
further thought the witness explained
thnt some money was returned to fra
ternal companies. Tho witness and
others in the auditor's oilloo erred In
collecting 82 for agents' fees of frater
nal companies under u new law passed
iu 18V7, and the error wus corrected
nnd the money was returned, no blame
nttnehed to anyone Tho S2 feo wus
in thu act but wns strlckcu out before
It passed the legislature. Witness
wanted to explain this becnuse thu
nuditor had charged him with collect
ing fees illegally.
In regard to copying letters Mr.
Lichty said lie did not al ways do so be
cause the auditor's stenographer hud
been systematically taken away from
him. The committee stopped Mr.
Lichty and told him ho was waudcr
ing too far.
Attorney Cornell, one of tho aud
itor's lawyers, cross-examined Mr,
"Didn't you make moro work for
the stenographer than all tho others?"
asked Mr. Cornell. Didn't you havo
him writo long lettcra and political
stump speeches that had no bearing
on tho business of thu offico?"
Mr. Llchty started to answer, but
the committco duuliued to let him go
into that matter.
Witness answered thnt ho had douo
like thoy did durlug tho war, and not
having uuy revenue stamps ho placed
postage stamps on an agent's certifi
cate, uud marked the stamp "I. It."
Mx Lichty admitted the charge that
ho manufactured revenuo stamps "as
wo did before tho war."
He was asked who ho meant by
"wo, but me committee uociiucu to
henr him on tho subject.
Thu witness admitted that ho had
said the auditor had a right to kcop
the SO referred to. Ho could not say
that ho knew the auditor kept the
monev. Hu said he miirhtsny ho know
nnd it might turn out that ho did not
know it ull. He had uovor heard of
him returning It.
Tho defense sought to show that
Simpson's report of nn eqaminatlon of
thu Ft. Wayne Fire Insurance com
pany was complete,
The witness was aslcsd If ho knew
whether the nnnual report showed
Unit tho company was solvent, pro
viding the roport la- true. lie evaded
tho question, and a long wraugle fol
An attempt Avaa made to cntor Into
Mr, Lichty's private character and' ac
tions previous to his appointment as
insurance deputy. Tho board frowned
on the endeavor, nnd It was dropped,
Mr. Llchty was cross cxnmtucd as to
his knowledge of hold-up practices
prior to Auditor Cornell's term. He
answered by saying that he heard 82."
a day nnd expenses had been charged
by examiners employed by Auditor
I'fugouo Moore, lie thought it was
wrong to charge so much. Ho admit
ted that ho had not practical experi
ence in tho work of examinations, but
ho had seen men examining compan
ies. Somo sharp questioning wns in
dulged in by the auditor's attorney In
regard to tho famous hold-up letter of
"Why did you keep tho Palm letter
mentioned In your direct testimony
from the public, and why did you keep
It in your own tin box and not give It
to the auditor?"
"The auditor wasn't nround when I
found it, and I did not know where he
"Wasn't ho around nftcrwards?"
"Then why did you not give It to
"I had talked to him so much nbout
(retting rid of that man Palm that 1
just flatly quit."
"Wasn't It his letter?"
'lit was his letter."
"Didn't he havo a right to It?"
"Why did you not glvo It to him?"
"He never asked me for It."
"Did ho know you liad It?"
"I don't know."
"Then how could he nsk you?"
"He might have asked what had be
come of the letter."
"now do you know but ho did ask
"I don't know."
"Did he ever sou tho letter."
"I know ho laid it down on the type
writer." "Did hoover read it?"
"I don't know."
"Why did you want to keep It from
"Hecause I saw it was a shame ou
the insurance department of Nebras
"So you tried to cover up tho dirty
work of tho insurance department of
"I didn't at that time wnnt to have
it mndo public."
"Is that what your friends In Rich
ardsou county wanted you to stay in
the auditor's office for, to ewer up the
dirty work of thu office?"
"Then vhy did you want to keep
the dirty letter from the public?"
"I had hopes of purification In those
"Well It wasn't very long after that
when the office wns puritled, was It?"
"I don't know."
Mr. Llchty defined nn insolvent
company ns one that reported more
liabilities than nssets.
Attorney Cornell led tho witness on
to tell that such companies should not
bo licensed. Then the attorney sprung
the commission issued by Mr. Llchty
without tho knowledge or consent of
the auditor, to the mutual company of
Stromsburg, the company's report
showlnir liabilities over uud above
assets. An accompanying letter from
Mr. Llchty previously published, tell
ing the officers of "the company to
change their report and make it "look
In explanation of his action in this
case, Mr. Llchty said he lcncw the
company had assets they had not in
cluded In Its report. Asdcd how he
know, ho replied that the company's
lawyer had told film, lie was usneu u
ho was in tho habit of issuing charters
on tho word of others. He said he
knew the lawyer.
Miss Muldoon, stenographer In the
auditor's offico, testified for tho de
fense Sho testified that she removed
tho missing pages from tho letter book
because she hud mndo bad copies. She
ulways toro jut spoiled copies. Sho
culled attention to the dates of letters
copied in tho books to show that the
iintnu mi-( In consecutive order.
All-, nnri-ln of the committee, said
tho missing pages had been explained
W. It. Price was examined in regrrd
to Auditor Cornell's efforts to collect
tho reciprocal taxes. Tho auditor told
Mr. Llchty to send out bills. It wns
not done nnd thu auditor directed the
witness to do it. The work was con
tinued after Mr. Price left tho insur
Lincoln, March 21. The legislative
investigating committee held unother
liom-lnir vesterduv morning for nn
hour and a half and adjourned to meet
iu tho evening. The uvidenco ut the
morning henring was largely corrobor
ative, but some interest was stirred up
by the introduction of evidenco tend
ing to SHOW tliat AUUltur wnn-u
hud somo trouble with a Vermont
company, contrary to a telegram from
Its vice president, Charles Dewey, in
troduced soon after charges wero made
against the nuditor. The evidence
yesterday tended to show that this
troublo arose over charger nindo by O.
W. Palm for an examination of the
compnny and tlmt threats were made
by Pnlni to keep tho company from
RiHun-lnir a certificate to transact busi
ness in Nebraskn. A letter from Mr.
Palm to the company showed that ho
had taid tho company would be re
fused a certificate unless it paid his
fees. Auditor Cornell udmltted that
he hud heard Mr. Palm had done this,
but he had never tried to assist in thu
collection of tho fees, lie liau never
renroved Palm for this conduct that
lie remembered of. Ho refused to say
whether Palm was justified or not, but
admitted that lie thought It was
wrong for an ngent of tho department
to make sueli n threat. He regarded
tho threat, however, us mere wind,
mndo by a person not authorized to
A lutter from tho company showed
thnt It had decided to withdraw from
Nebraska rather thun pay tho examin
ation fee. Tho company rc-cutered
the state and was admitted on its an
Witness had been in tho east shortly
after Palm's trip, but had not visited
Montpelicr, the iiomo oiuco oi tne com
nany. Mr, Prout then asked whether
It was not a fact that he had written
theso letters to tho compauy for the
purposo of helping out Palm and Ull
inn in collecting their bill of 5320.
"Well." said Mr. Cornell, "I wouldn't
like to Impugn iny own motives."
Witness then answered that he had
not tried to help anybody.
At tho evening session, Auditor Cor
nell Introduced ills two bank books one
In the Merchants' bank of Lincoln and
th other l the Richardson county
bank for tho period covered by tho in
vestigation. Tho various bank books showed that
on Juno 1, 1397, Auditor Cornell had on
deposit with various banks oa follows:
Vcrdon State bank, S3..Y7O.01; Mer
chants' bank, Lincoln, 341.07; Richard
son County bank, $3,803..M): total,
8M20.43. Those were Mr. Cornell's
Samuel Lichty waa cross examined
as regards certain of his statcmenta
concerning tho worlc of J. A. Simpson.
Simpson took tho stand to state thnt
he had taken duo diligence iu investi
gating the Fort Wayne company.
Fred Archerd told a few dotnllsof,
tho office work.
W. It. Prieo told that the auditor
made hlirt turn over extra fees earned
fromdnsurnnce journals to the state,
He heard the decision of tho attorney
general rend before tho committee and
remarked that If ho had known how it
rend, he would have kept tho money.
Mr, Price wns naked for the receipt
but hud none He had given lt,-some
JJ12. to Auditor Cornell.
"Do you know that Auditor Cornell
returned that money you gave him
into tho state treasury?" asked Sen
"I do. liccttuso ho told me ho did."
Auditor Cornell took tho stand and
was asked about the resignation of
Mr. Lichty. He had been asked for
tho resignation a month before the
auditor discharged him. The auditor
also testified that ho had paid tho So
fees Illegally held by hlra for accept
ing service for Insurance companies as
before brought out to thu state treas
urer after tho Investigation began.
He had no particular time to settle
with tho state.
In explanation of tho Btory that he
had received a block of fifty trip
passes, ho said a pass Intended for
Mrs. Moorehead containing fifty trips,
the trips to bo punched out as u&ed,
had been sent him by mistake
The auditor testified to having voted
to iuereaso the railroad valuations and
tho telegraph companies. Tho In
crease of railroad valvatlons in 1698
over 1897wnsowlng tho increased bus
iness, based on tho earning capacity,
Mr. Cornell testified concerning tho
trip iu a special car to South Dakota.
Tho nartv left Saturday morniutr nnd
rcturncd'Tucsdny. Tho object of the
trip was to view the lino and tho
country with a view to fixing tho val
uation of the roau, tne company Hav
ing expressed a desire to havo tho val
uation ou thnt ro.id reduced. Tax
Commissioner Pollurd accompanied tho
party, which consisted of tho auditor
and his wife, Deputy Pool and Depu
ty Wcesner nnd wife. Tho nuditor
udmltted that ho spent some time In
South Dakota and that he had no jur
isdiction there nnd also that ho en
joyed tho trip very much.
The auditor explained that It was
better to verify the report of the rail
road from which the state board us
ually arrived at Its valuations. He
had voted to increase the valuation
nfter that ride which Mr. Cornell's
brother remarked "was pretty rough."
Vnrlous letters wero put in evidenco
tending to show tho auditor's good
faith In tho matter of insurance
ohnrges. A letter refusing a Rock
Island pass was also read.
Cornell and Committee Clah.
Lincoln, March 23. R. N. Taylor,
an accountant, testified that he ex
amined a fraternal society for Auditor
Cornell, in Springfield, III. Ho was
twenty-three nays examining it, anu
had been fairly compensated.
The annual statement oi tne ror
Way no compauy wns submitted to tho
witness, and ho was asked how long It
would take to mako a thorough ex
amination of a company having such
Hu said he could not do it In three
davs or ten, micht possibly do so in a
The incident of tho morning occurred
when Attorney Cornell complained
that tho auditor's prlvato bauk books,
which were lust night submitted to the
committee under promise Irom tne
committee that they would uso them
solely for their private information,
would not make them a part of tho
record, uud would not glvo their con
tents to tho press, had not In fuctbeen
so treated. Mr. Corncil said that this
morning's Omaha Ileo had published
certain figures contained in the hank
books, and charged lack of good faith
on the part of the committee, or somo
member thereof, who must, " said,
liavu given thu information to the lice
Frank Harrison, the llee reporter,
waa sworn, nnd ho testified thnt Rep
resentative Kvnns, a member of the
committee, had, nt his request, given
him the Information in question, Har
rison said lie had himself conveyed tho
information to tho other reporters
thero present, ns "a little courtesy
which reporters frequently do each
other." Ho admitted that ho had heard
thu stipulation under winch thu hank
bonks had been handed to tho com
mittee. After Attorneys Corncil and Rrynnt
had taken occasion to freely express
their opinions of the transaction, the
committee took n recess until 7:30.
C. M. Patterson, Deputy state treas
urer, was called as a witness in tho
evening by tho auditor Cornell. He
identified a statement certifying to
the amounts of cash, checks nnd drafts
paid by Auditor Cornell to tho stnto
treasurer in 1S97. lie did not know
wliethcr this statement represented
all that was paid by Mr. Cornell In
1897. It was tompilcil from receipts
given Auditor Cornell.
The papers wore introduced, Attor
ney Cornell explained, to show that in
June, 1897, Auditor Cornell had paid
S1.G01 In cash into the stuto treasury.
'lite committee recalled AudltorCor
nell. Ho wns n sited to Identify his
bank books, turned over last night.
Auditor Corncil took ono of the bank
books and put it in his pocket, on the
advice of his attorney. Attorney Cor
nell said if the committee proposed to
tnko private bank books delivered in
confidence to tho committco, and turn
tliem over to tho press, tho witness
would stand ou his constitutional
right, and rotniu tho bank book. Ho
owed the state nothing, mid was not
obliged to give to the public his prl
vate bank account.
Later he agreed to produce tho book
Auditor Coruoll was subsequently
recalled, nnd questioned in regard to his
accounts with the Vcrdon and Fnlls City
I 1.- V.I.I ..!-... II
uuuna. iiuuuuu Biurwiuf wus pro
duced. Plinlrmnn TtMtfc. nnimiriAAi1 wltnM
'the meeting adjourne'd that the com-
lulttco would not hold anoter publla
FIRST NEBRASKA BOYS,
SlrMcln-n of the Mon Who XVrre Killed
and Wounded In the Itrcent llrtttle.
Another longllst of casualties among
ihe First Nebraska was reported Mon
day by General Otis. They indicate
that his first report wns a partial one
They also indicate, taken In connection
with the previous list, that the entire
regiment has been engaged in nil the
notions. The First Nebraska is under
the command of Gen. Irving Hale. It vf
Is brigaded with the First Colorado and
tho First South Dakota. Upon this ,As
brigade and General Wheaton's brigade
has fallen the brunt of the last four
days' fighting. Tho other brignde,
commanded by Gen. Robert Hall, ap
pears to have been held In reserve, the
list of casualties indicating thnt they
were not as vigorously engaged as the
other two. All the reports show that
tho First Nebraska did tho hardest
lighting in the brigade nnd maintained
the splendid reputation which they have
gained in previous actions.
Following arc brief sketches of tho
Nebraska soldiers who fell In the en
gagement at Manila:
Sergeant Walter Poor, company A,
was twenty-one years of age and was
mustered Into the scrvlco with his com
pany May 10, 1898. Ho lived on a farm
near York, Neb., and wus a popular
and well known young man.
Private Harry A. Shuman, company 4 ,
A, resided In York, Neb. He was twenty-one
years of age at the time of his
enlistment. He was mustered Into the
service May 9, 1893.
Private Roscoe C. Ozman, company
3, lived in lleatrice and was only nine
teen years old at tho time of enlist
ment. Ward (J. Roberts is a private In com
pany G. He Is twenty-two years of
age and resided in Geneva, Neb.
The name of C. E, Young does not
appear on the roster of company C.
Capt. Leo Forby, company G, resided
in Omaha. He was mustered in us
first lieutenant of company L, ou May
t), 1808. On May 10 he was promoted
to adjutant and on November 10, 1803,
he was promoted to captain of com
The name of Ottls v. rent docs not
appear on the roster of company lv. but
It is found In the list of unclassified
recruits. His home is Columbus.
William J. Koopman, company L, re-
sided in Omaha. Ho Is only nineteen
years of age. He was mustered in with
his company May 9.
David O. Darnell, company L, resid
ed In Omaha. He was a student in the
Omaha high school when the war
broke out and enlisted May 0, 1893.
Edward A. Pegan, company h, was
one of the recruits from Omaha, which
joined the company In Manila. He en
listed June 17, 1893. "
Clarence A. Fay was ono of the re
cruits of company L. He Is twenty-
three years of ago and lived In Fro- '
mont. He was mustered iu June 17,
Ward C. Crawford, company h, was
ulso a recruit. He is twenty-one year.s
of age and resided in Omaha.
Captain Wallace C. Taylor, company
L, was captain of the Thurstou rifles
.of Omaha, which later became com
pany L. He is the son of Cadet Taylor,
recently appointed surveyor of customs
The name of John E. Robinson does -JO
not appear on the roster of company
The following nrc the names of the
vounded sent in Monday:
Weldon R. Robbins, ngiid nineteen,
company A, thigh, moderate; relative
John Robbins, Thayer.
Joseph A. Storch, aged twenty-four,
company C, arm, slight; relative Mrs.
loseph A. Storch, Fullcrton.
Hurry E. Fitchio, aged twenty-four,
company I), hand, moderate; relative
S. D. Fitchio, University Place T
Frederick R. Wagner, aged twenty
seven, company 1), chest, severe; rcla
tlve W. J. Wagner Firth.
Walter Smedley, nged twenty-five,
company I, thigh, moderate; relative
Delia Ityrne, Langtry, Tex.
William J. Fluke, aged twenty-one.
company I, thigh, severe; relative II.
BRINGS DOWN A BURGLAR.
Shot While Atti'mpllnc to Uoli n llniily 4
Willard nnd Walter Envoy, who
sleep in the storu in which the postof
flce Is located, at llrndy Island, were
awakened the other night by a noise
at the front door us of someone at
tempting to enter. Walter arose, pro
cured n shot gun and loaded it. About
this time the door wns opened by u
key from tho outside Two men en
tered nnd ono struck a match to locate
things. As they advanced Willard
fired with a revolver, and ns the men
still remained, Walter fired with the
shotgun anil one of tho burglars fell
shot through the thigh. The other
man escaped and as yet is at large.
The wounded man gives ids name ns
George Reed of Shelby, la. He was
taken to the county seat.
Trurturrd Ills t.eg,
Frank Rue, a brakeman on the St.
Joseph and Grand Island railway,
slipped and fell on the depot platform
at Hastings and broke his right leg.
He was taken to a private residence. 4
llnj- ArWdvntulljr Nhot.
Roy McClintock, u lad whoso parents V
live iu the South portion of Waterloo,
was accidentally killed while out
hunting. It seems he had sat down on
the western abutment of the Union
Pacific bridge east of town, and In
setting his gun down it was accident
ally discharged, the load entering his
Accidentally Shoot Illnmelf. ' jj
John SohhsiSvlioHliveK teii - milen "
west of Wilcox, shot himself through j
the Hand a few days ago while fooling "
with an old revolver.
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