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THE BED CLOUD CHIEF.
Havana Correspondent Describes
tho Situation as Alarming,
TALK OF AN ARMED DISPLAY,
Caban RoldUrt Bay That Ilia American
Ha Trapped Thara Itefa-e to (Ilea
Dp Their Uunt Ilronka lllamed by
Many Gomra Without Inflames.
Nktt Vonrt, May 17. Tho Havana
correspondent of tho New York Mer
uit! Bays: "Tho situation hero has bo
Borao most alarming. To all appear
an cos tho Cubini nro about to inako
armed manifestations against tho
United States and Its inodo of govern
ing tho Inland, although tho oonsorvn
lira elotnent still hopes for peaceful
arrangements. This stato of affairs,
which was brought abruptly to a head
last Saturday by a partial quarrel bo
tween Gomez and Governor General
Brooke", lias been forming for tho last
two months. Tho first move bus been
macfe by the army. It will probably
bo supported by many Cubans.
"Tho army which Is really repre
lentod, although inuny dispute his
authority by General Gomez, Is par
ticularly bitter against Governor
Ilrooke and his policy. Tho soldiers
declaro they hnvo been miserably
fooled and trapp-d by tho Americans.
They look upon tho exchange of a gun
for $75 ub an ignominious transaction
for thorn, as they havo not been de
feated by Americans, and consequent
ly they rcfuse'to exchange,
"Somo persons say tho determina
tion of tho army not to surrender
arms Is nnoutcomo of General Urooko'-,
refusal to sanction General Gomez's
plan for a Cuban militia. At tho
Cuban headquarters tho statement is
Indignantly dented, in particular by
Uomex, who, however, refuses to dis
cuss tho present situation. Ono of
Qomcz'a most prominent oflJccrs said:
" 'General Gomez was brought to this
elty through tho Influence of Mr. Por
tor. He wan told at that thno ho was
wauted in Havana to help General
Urooko establish a government for the
Cubans which would have no other
basis than freedom and Independence.
' Ho was miserably fooled.
" 'IIo has been ridiculed for tho
manner In which ho lias been troafed
by Brooke. Ho has, on account of his
intlrauoy with tho American genoral,
lost popularity with tho Cubans, who
say ho lias hioa a traitor to their
' ' 'This wan part of Brooke's scheme.
lie wished toronJer Gomez melons, in
order that ho might with further oasa
follow ont his orders from Washing
ton. i 'Gomeis aud his men ara disliked
and unpopular today. Ho has no in
fluence. A recommeudatlon from him
does more harm than good. Cuban,
Imagine he has been working for an
nexation. He will prove tho contrary
this week, when ho publishes letters
which havo been exchanged botweon'
him, General Urooko and Prosldsnt
" 'After ho has done this tho gen
eral will probably leave tho Island.
Ho has not a penny. Ho lives on
charity. In fact, wo are all doing the
same, Gomez was forced to dismiss
his stuff, as ho did not even havo food
for them. They aro all looking for
work. One colonel has been made a
'policeman, with a salary of CO'J a
month. All Gomez's enemies huve
splendid positions, whllo his officers
and men starve' "
Wabhinoton, May 11. Dosplto the
Insistence of war department olllolats
that the situation in Cuba holds
nothing of a threatening mturo, It is
known that the latest advices from
Havana are not of a character to re
move the apprehensions that have
arisen over tbeobitlnaey cxhlbltod by
the Cuban military leaders. Gomez's
withdrawal from all participation In
the preliminary work of disbursing
the funds and the dissolution of tho
troops'is a source of uneasiness. If it
be truo as reported by Genoral Go
mes, that tho leading members of
the Cuban assembly, composed of gon
oral officers of the army who served
under Gomez, have succeeded in In
fluencing hla former comrades against
him, It Is feared -the samo Inlluenee
may be successfully exerted to influ
ence tho men who still retain tholr
arms to revolt against tho UnltoJ
States. The voluntary withdrawal of
Gomez loaves General Urooko alone to
act In the deolstou of tho important
matters relating to tho dissolution of
tho Cuban army and tho disbursement
of the 83,000,03a
There is a report that tho War dc
partment authorities are far from sat
isfied with the administration of Gen
eral Ilrooke and aro lncltno.1 'to tho
belief that bis orders in rotation to
the suppression of the usual customs
of tho people of Havana and other
citlen huve contributed to ths discon
tent that is so prevalent. The orders
of General Ludlow, forbidding bull
fighting, closing places of urauseraent
and tho like, und his orders proscrib
ing that the laborers on tho street
must be clothed in certain garments
that they have never before worn, Is
regarded as a mistake which should
taever have been made, and an arbi
trary exercise of power not warrant
ed by existing conditions.
Moreover, tlii procrastination ot
General Ilrooke in dealing with tho
Question of dissolution of the Cuban
army has never boon satisfactory to
the authorities here. Until that quas
tlon is finally disposed of, thoro will
be contention and dangsr of Bcrlous
disturbance. The disagreement of the
funds would leavj the Cuban generals
who have been scheming to force tho
United Ktates to give them personal
recognition, nothing to contend
for, and wou)d cnahln tuotr
.wtio'ar6 uwaitlng to recciva tholr
pro rata to go homo and engage in
WHISKY TRUST SECRETS,
Reealver MoNatla Teitlfloi llofora Com
Washington, May 17. General John
McNulta, receiver of tho Distilling
and Cattle Feeding company, was a
witness before the Industrial commis
sion yesterday. In giving some of the
details regarding his receivership for
tho whisky trust, ho said it was found
that ono distillery nt Nebraska City,
Neb., had been sold for 810,000 at a
private sale and later was bought by
tho Distilling and Cnttlo Feeding Com
pony for $410,000. There was nnother
case In which ono who was later an
ofllcer of tho company had purchased
a distillery and sold it to the company
for 8280,000 moro than he gave for It.
These and other things resulted in the
witness filing a bill against a number
of individuals, Including somo ofllcers,
to recover 8800,030.
Tlicro were other items to make up
this total growing out of stock spec
ulations In New York by ofllcern of
There wcro no patents that he knew
of owned by tho Distilling and Cattle
Feeding company, but it had secret
processes that wero of value.
Labor, he said, was only a small
factor In tho cost of production. He
did not believe tho rebato system
could be revived, nor in his opinion
would there bo another organized
movomont to control tho market.
General McNulta, in tho course of
his testimony, showed that tho col
lapse, of tho trust was duo to tho ex
treme advance of prices for tho prod
ucts, and that the speculation ot offi
cers of tho trust in its shares on the
stock markot demoralized tho organi
zation. Ho also admitted that as re
ceiver of tno compiny ho hud entered
Into a general understanding or agree
ment with its leading competitors
throughout the country to maintain
prices. When corn went up 2 cents
they raised tho spirits 14 cont par gal
lon, und tho reverse, ho acting us um
pire. This prcsont tax, ho declared,
encourages tho making ot moonshine
Going Into the trust, ho testified,
'mil proven a detriment to all but a
few. Tho Carncglo works nnd similar
concerns whoro plants Involve such
tremendous cont, it permitted to go
on, he said, will absolutely control
Ihc country's murkctn. The American
Spirits Manufacturing company, ho
Insisted, was seeking to reduce pro
duction cost, and ho thought other?
wore working along similar lines.
WHY NOT BE YOUNG FOREVER.
Cliloftgo Iten Have Dlioovereit a Way to
Don bin I.I fa, at Leat.
Ciiicaoo, May 17. A discovery
which, it is claimed, solves tho nrob-
lem of circumventing old ago has just
bcon made public by I'rof. Joseph It.
Hawley and Alexander C Wiener of
tho Chicago Chemical school. Tho re
turn to youth, it is asserted, is pro
duced by hypodermic injections of the
lymphatic nutd of nntmaln, particu
larly young goats. The discovery was
made a year ago. The goneral theory
of the discovery !r. that, if the mineral
deposits which accumulate in tin
process of llfocan bo replaced by tin
life cells contained In tho lymphatic
glands of goats, deterioration of the
bones will bo prevented and elasticity
aud youth will bo retained in the sys
tem much longer.
In ono ot the experiments nt the
Clinical school Dr. Hawley adminis
tered hypodcrmlo Injections of the
fluid from tho lymphatic glands of a
goat to u dog known to be 14 years of
nge. A diagnosis of a portion of the
femur before tho injection showed tho
bone contained largo doposlts of phos
phate, carbonate and soda. Tho dog
was watched carefully for two months
during which frequent injections of
tho lymph compound wcro made. At
tho end of that time another diagnosis
showed tho lurgor part of the mineral
deposit had been removed, and tho an
imal was as lively as a puppy.
A numbor of human beings, it is
said, have bean experimented on In
Chicago in tho same way nnd with
the same results, lho apostles of tho
discovery do not claim that a man or
woman thus charged with goats' "life
cells" will live forever, but they say
that life will bo prolonged, perhaps
THEY HAD A PITCHED BATTLE.
i'rluoeton Stailenti Attack a "Wild
I'ntNCKTON, N. J., May 17. Prince
ton students and Pawtioe Hill's Wild
West employes indulged in a pitched
batllo yesterday, and continuous and
serious rioting was prevented only by
tho prcBcnco of inon with cool heads
and by the ucllon of .'resident l'atton
of Princeton university, later in tho
day, in calling a mass meeting of all
of tho students,
For fifty years it has been nn un
written law of Princeton that no cir
cus purado must pass through tho
streets. Ever' show proprietor In
making his dates has always left
Princeton from tho list, for it had
been a matter of common knowledge
that the students would enforce the
unwritten law. Puwneo Hill's Wild
rWcst combination violated traditions
and paraded. Tho result was tho
fiercest battle Princeton has seen lij
Carnegie Fleet From Ilagxar.
London, May 17. -Andrew Carncglt
left London to-day for Slttbo castle.
In an Interview ho Is quoted as saying;
"I nm looking forward to protection
in my Highland solitude from tho
army ot mendicants thai every hour
Is importuning for subscriptions to
every conceivable object. Evon were
I disposed to accede to these applica
tions for promiscuous assistance, my
resources for philanthropy have
already been fully hypothecated and
bombarding me with further appeals
is simply adding to tho postal rev
WIDE WORLD NEWS.
HAPPENINGS OF VITAL IN
A n.-laf Summary of Events In Which
People ara Deeply Interested Hhort
Sentence Conveying a World of In
formation to Oar Readers.
Wednesday, May lO,
Rudynrd Kipling linn nearly re
covered. Kmallpox is spreading in parts of
The financial market of Chile is
Two military districts havo been
created in North Aiuska.
The Catholic Knights of America
arc in session at Kansas City.
Four men participated in n street
duel at Okolona, Miss., aud all were
Fire damaged tho furniture factory
of Levi Abraham of New York to the
extent of 830(,ooo.
The claims of the United States gov
ernment against the government of
Morocco have been nettled.
The moldcrs at the Lima, O., loco
motive and machine works have struck
because five of their number were laid
The New York board of nldormcn
iavc adopted a resolution calling for
an official reception to Admiral Dcwry
upon his arrival in that city.
Everything is quiet in Samoa. Op
erations have been suspended pending
tho arrival of the joint commission
from San Francisco to arrange terms
Roland B. Mollneux of New York,
who has been confined in the Tombs
prison charged with the murder of
Mm. Kate J. Adams, was discharged.
He was immediately rearrested charged
with usssuult with intent to kill in
sending cyanide of mercury to Harry
A rcconnoltcrlng party consisting of
two companies of the Minnesota regi
ment and two companies of the Oregon
regiment under command pf Major
Higgles of tho Minnesota . regiment,
rjre surprised by a baud of insurgents
behind a trench neur Ran Miguel.
Major Higgles was wounded in the
Thursday May II.
Manufacturers of stoves arc seeking
A break in the Eric cnnal flooded
farms near Spcncerport, N. Y.
A bill to shut trusts out of the state
has passed -the Michigan benatc.
Ycrkcs' disposul of his Chicago street
railway interests netted him 85,000,000.
George Earl fist assistant postmaster
general under Grant is dead at Wash
ington. II room corn manufacturers have
advanced the price of the raw material
1 cent a pound.
A new gold strike has been made at
Point Nome, Alaska. It is said to be
richer than the Klondike.
Vice President Hobart continues to
improve nnd expects to go to Long
lira neh at the end of the month.
A compromise is expected in the
trouble between Contractors aud the
striking grain shovelers at liufTalo.
The big five-story warehouse of
the Nowby Transfer company at Kan
sas City was destroyed by flro. Loss,
The Crystal Glass works at Ilcllaire,
O., are shut down, and i(M men and
203 boys arc idle. Refusal of Increase
in wages is the cause.
The directors of tho American Ex
press company have declared a semi
annual dividend of 3 per cent, and
those of the Adams 2 per cent.
A secret meeting of maple flooring
manufacturers was held in Chicago.
It is thought the purpose of the meet
ing was to consider an advuuee in the
While boating on a small lake near
Franklin, Wis., Alex Vollcrath and II.
I). Rivers, students of Mission Home
college, were drowned by the capsiz
ing of their boat.
Professor E. HcnJ. Andrews, super
intendent of Chicago schools, has been
offered the presidency of tho Colorado
agricultural college. He will announce
hlB decision soon.
Friday, May 13.
An insane customs ofllclnl in Russia
murdered his five slecplngchildrcn and
then attacked his wife, who Ib dying
of her wounds.
At Rattle Creek, Mich., nn unknown
woman jumped or fell from a six-story
window at the sanitarium and was
dashed to pieces on the pavement.
The great yarn mill combination is
fast assuming definite shape. Sixty
day operations havo been given on the
majority of the New England mills.
Tho cornerstone of the Hearst school
for girls tit Mount St. Alban, on the
Episcopal cathedral site near Washing
ton, D. C, was laid with impressive
Three-year-old Lawrence Engcln ac
cidentally hung himself while playing
on a rear porch at his home in Chicago
yesterday. A clothesline with a noose
tied on the end became entangled
about his neck and he was strangled
The Paris Petit Itleu says that ten
members of the republican guard and
four gendaames left St. Nor.aire,
France, on board the steamer Lafayette
last Tuesday to form an escort to bring
Dreyfus to France, and that his return
may bo expected by the end of June.
Saturday. May IS.
Ministers of Ixmdon have petitioned
against Sunday newspapers.
Admiral Schley expects to leave
Washington Wednesday to visit ex
Senator Manderron ut Omaha.
Donald McLean, a western railroad
promoter fell from the balustrade on
the fourth floor of tho Palmer house,
Chicago, and was killed.
Dr. K. H. Andrews, superintendent
of Chicago's schools, has declined tho
presidency of the stato agricultural
college of Colorado, because of the
poor health of Mrs. Andicws.
Mayor Tnggart of Indianapolis has
identified tho body of the young wo
man found on Chundclcur islund, La.,
as that of his daughter, lost in tho
wreck of the yacht I'uul Jonea "
Former Governor I'oswcll P. Flower
of Naw York died yesterday.
AtCentralin, Pa,, four men were
killed by n, slide of a portion of a large
The movement for r bicycle trust,
started by A. G. Spalding, promises to
The prolonged strike at Pana, 111.,
is practically over. The miners' union
will be reorganized.
The Catholic Knights of America
voted in convention at Kansas City to
admit women to the order.
Because they were not allowed to go
aboard the gunboat Nashville, a boat
load of St. Louisnns hissed the gunboat
and its crew.
A wreck on the Pennsylvania fc
Reading railroad resulted in the death
of from 1A to 2.1 persons and the injury
of half a hundred.
Admiral Dewey is expected home by
July 4. Secretary Long has cabled
hlin permission to come homo when
ever it pleased him to do so.
Moritz Albeit Jacobl, for twenty-five
years president of the Cincinnati Frelo
PresHc, is dead. He wus stricken with
ahoplcxy and never regained conscious
ness. Director of the Census Mcrrlam, at
the request of President McKlnley.
will appoint Gen. Amerlcus V. Rice of
Lima, O., purchasing agent of the cen
A special to the New York World
from Hot Springs, Va., soys: "Forco
the fighting. Penetrate far into tho
interior and capture or destroy every
warring Filipino." Tills is the pith of
a long cipher cablegram sent to Gen
eral Otis by President McKinley.
The navy department was notified
yestcrdny that the former Spanish
cruiser Relna Mercedes hail sailed from
Santlugo. Much interest attaches to
the coming of this vessel, ns hhe is
probably the only one of the captured
Spanish ships of any slc which will
be in condition to be brought to this
Sunday, Mny. 14
Plans for a glue trust are being per
fected. Illinois coal operators aro raising a
defense fund to bo used to fight the
At Pittsburg, Pa., MaryRellstcin was
nccquittcd to the charge of murdering
Outside parties have effected a settle
ment of the Huffulo strike. Iloth sides
Twenty-eight known dead and fifty
injured is the result of the wreck on
Reading road. The responsibility for
the wreck is not yet fixed.
Bmallpox is prevalent among the In
dians on the Mo.xuoi reservation, Ari
zona, and many of them refuse to be
vaccinated or allow their dwellings to
be fumigated. Tho interior depart
ment has rcnowed tho request of the
Indian agent for troops to compel the
Indluns to take the proper precautions,
fearing the spread of the disease among
Monday, May IS.
Vice President .Uobart is getting
Fire yesterday destroyed the Man!
ton Park hotel and Casino at Colorado
Springs, Col. Loss 850,000.
A report from Middle llass Island.
Lake Erie, says Grover Cleveland had
aica suddenly. It is unconfirmed.
Mrs. Jane Fish has been acquitted
at Georgetown, Colo., of the charge of
chloroforming her husband to death.
The schooner Nelson, cargoed with
coal, foundered In Lake Superior in
a gale and nine seamen were drowned.
Rev. Chas. A. Hriggs wns yesterday
at New York ordained a priest of tho
Episcopal church. No protests werr
Tuesday, Mny 10.
Snow and sleet fell at Marquette last
Mr. Clevclandlsstill alive. The rumor
of his death wnB without foundation.
The will of the late Haron Ucrschell
has been probated. His estate is valued
at 153,000 pounds.
The United States cruiser Murble
head has arrived at Pcrnambueo en
route to the Pacific.
Puddlcrs nt tho Rethlehem steel
works quit work owing to a misunder
standing over an increase of wages.
Two hundred section hands on the
Pittsburg division of tho Panhandle
are on a strike for an advance in wages
of 15 cents a day.
General Felix A. Angus, of tho Ral
timore American, has made the first
contribution to tho Dewey residence
fund. It was 8250.
With a razor J. A. Hamilton, a
painter at Sonta Morla, Cal., cut his
wife's throat and then committed sui
cide. He had been acting Btrangely.
Howard F. Sprague, the nrtist.whose
pictures of marine and naval life dur
ing the lato war attracted considerable
attention, died in New York yesterday
of consumption. Ho originally was
from Huron, O.
The strike situation nt Buffalo is
worse than ever. The elevator men
have determined to go out and remain
out until tho grain shovelers and
freight handlers strike is settled. This
will tie up every elevator in the city.
General Gomez has informed General
lirooke that he will no longer act as
the representative of the Cuban army
in the distribution of tho 83,000.000.
General Gomez added that opposition
to him on part of certain Cuban com
manders led him to take the step. Gen
General Brooke will proceed to deal
with the question alone He is tired
of trifling with tho Cubans, and 'will
use force, if necessary, to compel then
to lay down their arms.
A Free aara.au bt.tr.
Liechtenstein, a free and independ
ent German state, is celebrating the
200th anniversary ot Its existence. It
Is still at war with Prussia, as it Joined
AUBtrla in 18GG, and was forgotten in
drawing up the treaty of peace. Its
contingent to tho German army war
Italian Striken ls i N.w York.
Nkw Yonx, May 13. The strike of
1,200 Italians at work in tho Jerome
park reservoir endei to-day. All ex.
cept 100 of tho men wont back to
work. No concessions were mad,
THE THIRD AT HOME.
REGIMENT RETURNS TO NE
tVarmly Greeted by Large Crowd of
Omaha CHI-en-. Adjutant General
Harry and Colonel llryan Cheered by
the Soldier Glad to Get Hack.
At eleven o'clock last Saturday night
Hie first section of the Mhlrd Nebras
ka ri-o-lment arrived at the II. & M. sta
tion, Omaha, and was greeted by a big
crowd which had waited patiently ior
more than two hours. There wcro
about 400 men on this train nnd they
made the welkin ring with their shouts
os the trnin came to a standstill. They
were irlad to tret home and the people
were glad to sec them nnd for some
moments the welcome was a noisy one.
Tho Iiovr who cainu iii the section be
long to aiious parts of tho state and
only a few were greeted uy relatives
mill nrrsiinnl frinnds. but all received
a hearty recognition ns sons of Nebras
ka who huve performed a duty well
and faithfully. Colonel Hrynn and
AiUntnnt Conpi-.il llnrrv met the train
nnd entered one of the coaches where
they were warmly welcomed by the re
turning ..nldlci-H who crowded about
their former colonel, cheering him nnd
struggling for a chance to grasp his
ham). Mr llryan appeared to know u
number of the boys, calling them by
name and referring to tne inciuenis oi
the days when they were soldier to
gether. The second section of the regiment
arrived nt. "MO n. in., over the Wabash
nnd dfmlti the Into hour Colonel llrvntl
and a crowd of perhaps -'00 people
were there to greet tiicm. .Many oi
the boys in this section were from
South Omaha and after a few moments
spent in greetings and bidding each
other good-bye they sought their
Three other small detachments ar
rived Sunday morning.
In speaking of their experiences,
Sergeant Buckingham of company G,
said: "We got through the Cuban cli
mate first rate. That is a grand coun
try, full of splendid possibilities. In
a few years, under Ameiienn rule, Cuba
will be a great country. The climate
is marvelous, and with American en
terprise and thorough scwerngc in Ha
vana that will be tho best city in the
south. I am very much impressed
with Cuba, and shall ever remember
my soldier experience in that island."
WAS COLD BLOODED.
The Murder of John Ka-;letonat Decatul
The murder of John Eaglcton at De
catur by Oscar Ycagcr is creating con
siderable excitement in Burt county in
the locality in which it occurred. It
is claimed that evidence is forthcom
ing to show that the crime was prc
tneditated and that Ycnger hud ex
pressed his intention of killing Eagle
ton if he did not keep off tho disputed
land. After ordering Eagleton off the
disputed hind lie deliberately returned
several hundred feet and procured a
singletree with which tho crime was
committed. It is said his wife, know
ing of the crime he contemplated, en
deavored to run to him und pleaded
with him to desist, but was forcibly
detained by nnother man, who will
likely be implicated with Ycnger it)
Laborer Commit Kulclde.
Frank Lank, a laborer living at 1310
South 12th street Omaha, committed
suicide by cuttiug his throat with a
knife. He had been drinking heavily
for some time and had recently become
despondent, and it is thought commit
ted the rash act while under tempor
ary insanity. He leaves a wife and
four children, ranging in ngc from
three months to eight years.- He was
a member of tho Woodmen of the
World in which order he carried a
policy of S1.000. He was twenty-eight
Mlnden Vote School ltond.
A special election was hcjd at Mln
den to vote upon a proposition to issue
bonds to aid in the erection of a new
school building to take tho place of
the one recently destroyed by fire, and
the result was that the bonds carried
by a vote of nearly five to one. It is
proposed to make a high school build
ing of it, and work will commence at
In the case of Carl Merschcim versus
August Arrlens nt Omaha the jury has
found for the plaintiff in tho sum of
81,000. Tho former sued the latter
for alienating the nffections of Mrs.
Merschcim and claimed that he was
injured so badly that nothing less
than 810,000 would sooth his troubled
Kerr Found Guilty.
John Kerr, who killed his father-in-law,
John Held, at Valley, a year ago,
wtts-convlctcd of murder in the second
degree. The murder grew out of an
attempt of Kerr to secure a reconollll
atlou with his divorced wife, during
which Kerr was beaten by Held.
Farmer Comes Home.
Word was received at the ad jutant
general's office recently that trans
portation and subsistence hud been
furnished John Farmer, late of com
pany L, First Nebraska, from San
Francisco to his home. Mr. Farmer
was one of tho boys who telegraphed
recently to General Barry for trans
portation. It is said that ho was ono
of the soldiers who had been over
looked iu the distribution of tlicbe
Poverty keeps ofl more emeu of gout
than nil the physicians euro.
ACT MAY BE KNOCKED OUT
tloard of Tranportatlon Law Ilcforo the -f
H u pre in e Court.
Tho constitutionality of the board of
Iransportntion law is involved In
case which may be decided by the su
preme court this week. The validity
of the law lias never been passed upon
by the supreme court of Nebraska, but
lawyers believe a time has come when
a decision may be expected, it M
looked forward to witlr great Interest.
If the net is declared invnlld all the
Stato boards that have been acting
through clerks unJ deputle ?, such nn.
the state board of health, state board
of irrigation, state banking board,.
Btato oil inspector and state labor
commissioner will probably come un
der tho same hend and be wiped out.
A constitutional convention might
have to bo called in the near future in,
order to fill up any of ths gaps left by
iuch a decision. Attorney who have
studied the question woultl not be sur- a
prised if the supreme court declare
the board of transportation act tincon
itltutional, and somo nro already get
ting ready for any contingency.
The case in which the question of
unconstitutionality is raised is that of
the Nebraska Telephone company,
plaintiff and appellant, against Au
ditor Cornell and 'other members of
the board of transportation. This Is a
suit in which tho telephone company v
secured nn injunction to prevent the
bonrd of transportation from enforc
ing the net of 1807, an act that givei
the board power to regulate express,
telegraph and telephone companies.
Tlint act authorizes the liourti to c.er
clso tho same power over express, tel
ephone and telegraph companies that
it does over railroads. W. W. Mors
man of Omaha and A. R. Talbot of
Lincoln arc tho attorneys for the tele
phone company, and Attorney-General
Smyth appear. for the board of trnu
Hent Father a Sword.
Cadet Taylor of Omaha has received
sword from his son, Captain Taylor,
now in the Philippines. It was cap
tured while ho was engaged in a hand-to-hand
fight with a Filipino captain.
Captain Taylor says that he came ofl.
without a scratch, but that Ills antago
nist was burled the next day. Tim
fight occurred on March -5, at which -time
the Omuha company charged
twenty-five natives and wiped then.-,
Apple Outlook Good.
Representative Pollard of NohakBf
ivho was in Lincoln recently, said that
so far nothing had occurred this spring
to discourage the apple growers of
Cass county. There has not been n
hard frost since the weather became,
warm. The trees budded and blos
somed in good order and while thiH.
docs not always insure a good crop,
tho chances arc all in favor of a tint
Tho United States supremo court In
the case of Kent K. Haydcn vs. George
O. Williams, has decided that the re
ceiver of a national bank" cannot re
sover a dividend paid out of the capital
and not out of the profits where the
stockholder receiving the dividend
acted in good faith and when the bank
ut the time was not insolvent. The
bank involved wns the Capital National
Report None are Sick.
Adjutant General Barry returned
from Omaha Monday, lie went with
W. J. Bryan to be present when tho
soldiers of the Third Nebraska regi
ment arrived. Hurry was able to re
port to the governor that there was no
sickness in the regiment and that the
soldiers arrived homo safe and soiind
A few sick men were left in the hospitn
Mcflervc OppoKC l'lirclinnc.
State Treasurer Mcscrve is said to
6e opposed to buying tho soldiers
home at Milford. The legislature de
cided to buy it and appropriated 813,500
to pay for it, but Mr. Mcscrve thinks
the purchase isoptioual with the board
of public lands and buildings. He be
lieves the legislature set too high f
Karl C. Randall, formerly of tlur
tlectrlcal department of the stato uni
versity, hns returned from Central
America, where he has been employed
for more than a year. Mr, Randull
will remain in Lincoln for a few days,
and will then go east. He has severat
offers of advantageous positions under
Ordnance On Hand. .-
Tho ordnance for tho Second regi
ment, Nebraska national guard, ha
been shipped from the United States
arsennl at Rock Island. Tho arms have
been used before but they arc Rood
serviceable Springfield rifles, 45 caliber,
Itunrlck fur Secretary.
The Union-Commercial Club of LI"'
win has elected E. C. Rcwlck, lately
steward at the Lincoln asylum, U sec
retary of tho club to take the place ot
Ed. U. SUerv Mr. Rowick will rotira
New Creamery Cuinpiintei.
The Huntley Cream Separator coii
any of Huntloy and tho Beaver Val
ley Crenmery compuuy have filed nrtl
jles of incorporation.
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New Steal Combination. )
Ci.uvki.and, Ohio, May 17. Tho sak
ef tho Lake Erie Ironworks gave no
tice of tho fact that anothor itnmenso
combination of Iron and steel intcrcsj
had been consummated. Tho Rep"
Ho Steel company has boon incorpor
ated under the laws of Now Jersjtf
with a capital ot fj&5,000,00a.
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